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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For more information on the Carriage Horses please visit our Key Issues page.

  • USDA Animal Care has posted a newly designed version of the Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations that features numerous updates and upgrades.

    More than just a visual upgrade, this new version contains all of the regulatory changes we’ve implemented since we posted the previous version in November 2013, including: the Retail Pet Store Rule; Importation of Live Dogs Rule; and the revised definition of exhibitor

     The new booklet is posted here. We encourage you to bookmark this link and use this electronic copy of the booklet, as it will always contain the most up-to-date regulatory changes. However, if you need a printed copy, please contact us at acwest@aphis.usda.gov [(970) 494-7478] or aceast@aphis.usda.gov [(919) 855-7100].

    8/25/17 UPDATE:  Governor Rauner has signed all four of our Bills that were passed by the House and Senate in 2017.  An important Resolution to help us have more horse trails was also passed by the legislature in the spring session.  Click on the Key Issues header and choose the Legislation option for details.   


    Act now to renew or join so you have full advantage of all the benefits for 2018.

    The HCI events calendar is in need of activities. IF you have event that you would like to be listed please email a flyer and information. It's never to soon to start advertising 2018 events! 

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