Our Mission

The Colorado Horse Development Authority’s mission is to promote and sustain the growth and development of the horse industry through research, education, advertising, and other methods.

Welcome to the Colorado Horse Development Authority

The Colorado Horse Development Authority was created by an Act of the State Legislature is responsible for the collection, distribution, and program accountability for the Horse Promotion Assessment. The programs funded by the Colorado Horse Development Authority are designed to stimulate, by research, education, advertising, and other methods, Colorado’s multi-billion dollar Horse Industry. The mission of the Colorado Horse Development Authority is to promote and sustain the growth and development of the horse industry.

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The special plates bear the image of a horse and the words, “Support the Horse.” Proceeds from the sale of the plates will benefit the Colorado Horse Industry by education and other programs of value to the horse industry in the state.
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Equine Microchip ID & Protection Registration Program
Over 25 years of experience goes to work for you if you are ever separated from your horse. Well known by law enforcement and disaster teams, we have your back if horse theft, natural disaster, wildfire, hurricane, flood or even just a broken fence places your horse at risk.

Colorado Horse Development Authority Sponsors Equine Health Research Study

Morris Animal Foundation Study Based at Colorado State University Chosen

DENVER/August 5, 2011 – The Colorado Horse Development Authority (CHDA) recently chose to co-sponsor a study funded by Morris Animal Foundation on finding a fertility vaccine to help control wild horse populations. The research is being conducted at Colorado State University.

The mission of the Colorado Horse Development Authority is to promote and sustain the growth and development of the horse industry.

By sponsoring an equine health study through Morris Animal Foundation, the Authority hopes to contribute to finding a safe, effective way for authorities to help control the wild horse population in the U.S.

There is widespread concern that overabundant free-range horse populations are altering natural plant communities and reducing forage areas for native wildlife and domestic livestock. Federal and state land management agencies have tried to reduce herds by periodically rounding up horses to adopt out or sell, but these efforts are inadequate and expensive and have resulted in injuries to both animals and humans.

Controlling the fertility of free-range female horses may be more cost-effective and humane, but current contraceptives have limited effectiveness and cause undesirable side effects. Researchers will administer a hormone contraceptive vaccine to induce infertility in female horses and will then evaluate its effect on reproductive and social behaviors in free-ranging horses. If results are positive, the contraceptive could provide a safe and effective tool for managing wild horses on public rangelands.

The Colorado Horse Development Authority seeks organizations to partner with and find solutions to industry concerns.  “As CHDA evaluates how it can best serve the growth of industry and equine community” , says Executive Director, Bill Scebbi, “It is important to be working with and maintaining relationships with groups like Morris Animal Foundation and CSU.”  “These organizations are leaders in their field and understand the importance of projects that help control wild horse populations.  They are good at what they do!”

Welcome to our website!

We have consolidated Colorado Horse Council (CHC), Colorado Horse Development Authority (CHDA) and the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo (RMHE) into one site making it much easier for you to find the information that you are looking for. Each department has it's own section and organized with it's own content. We hope this new platform makes your experience on our site much more enjoyable!

To learn more about each organization, you can visit our About page.

The Equine City Hall is also part of our organization and from time to time you may be sent back & forth between the two sites.

~ Bill Scebbi, Executive Director