Horsemen's Council of Illinois serves as the voice of the horse industry in our state to protect our animals and our rights as horsemen, educate within and outside our industry about horses and their impact, and to advocate for horses and for you, the horse lover. HCI is the only horse association in this state that represents all breeds, all disciplines, and every type of horse-related enterprise throughout our state. READ MORE

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Illinois Day of the Horse Proclaimed for December 13th
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At the request of Horsemen’s Council of Illinois, on March 8th  Governor Bruce Rauner issued a proclamation officially declaring December 13th as the Illinois Day of the Horse.   In doing so, Governor Rauner helped to raise awareness throughout the state of the importance of equines to the economy, history and character of Illinois.   The date of December 13 coincides with the date designated by Congress as the National Day of the Horse. READ MORE

Changes proposed to Horse Protection Act could adversely affect aspects of the horse industry

The Horse Protection Act of 1970 was designed to eliminate soring, a cruel practice tied to the "Big Lick" Tennessee Walking Horse and Racking Horse breeds. It has met with limited success due to a number of factors. The USDA is assessing new and additional methods to address this issue.
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