Keeping Our Heritage Alive

Keep the Heritage Alive

by Donating Today!

We appreciate your donations that will help support the role of the Colorado Horse Council in protecting your equine interests through education, development and welfare of the equine community in our state.

Your donation benefits you because it: (501(c) (3) Organization)

  • Promotes the Heritage of the Horse
  • Protects the Heritage of the Horse
  • Develops the Future Heritage of the Horse


The Equine Heritage Foundation

Mission and Purpose

  • Promote the Heritage of the Horse, which is rich and meaningful in our state and requires continual education in the areas of welfare, training, legal responsibility and the cultural understanding.
  • Protect the Heritage of the Horse, which encompasses the rights of individuals to enjoy, own and actively use the natural resources and the manmade infrastructure our state has to offer for equestrian activities.
  • Develop the future Heritage of the Horse, which has a meaningful human and financial impact in our state which includes quality of life components that is inherent in the reasons why people live, work and play in Colorado.

The Colorado Horse Council started working on a five year dream of realizing and developing resources that will assist our entire equine community with its growth, development and sustainability.  We started a process of looking at our infrastructures, use of technologies and evaluating our community to have a better understanding of our needs.

Here are a few ways we achieved our initial goals.

  • Updated our database programs and developed The Equine City Hall to start bringing a diverse equine network together utilizing cloud-base association management systems.
  • Restructured our Boards with industry participants that are currently involved in today’s equine activities.
  • Participate in a national Equine Economic Impact Study, collecting data specifically on our equine community in the State of Colorado.
  • Taking a leadership role in the Coalition of State Horse Councils and the American Horse Council to learn and be certain of the consistent nature of our industry.

The results of our last five years has led us to the development of the

Equine Heritage Foundation that will:

Unite our equine community, provide the necessary educational formats to improve the welfare of equine, and provide opportunity for others to share the lifestyle of this exceptional human animal bond community.

The forming of equine foundations of this nature in other states have led to strong awareness programs, educational formats that include youth programs to professional development, result based welfare programs and  a thriving equine industry.

Our goal is to have these functions accomplished by September 1, 2020 and start our campaign Fall 2020.  As a stakeholder in our Colorado equine community, we invite you to become involved in our goals in the establishment of the Equine Heritage Foundation.  This is an organization that has your best interests in mind as we continue to develop our future equine industry.




Heritage Ride

September 11, 2021

This event has been Cancelled 

Protecting the Heritage of the Horse
Promoting the Heritage of the Horse
Developing Our Future Heritage

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Get your horses Microchipped at The Heritage Ride

The Heritage Ride day at The Arapahoe Race Park offers many opportunities for you to experience horses and have wonderful experiences with your horse.

  • Take a lap around the race track
  • Go on a poker run and win great prizes
  • Try  an obstacle course (Starts at 10AM)
  • Get your horse microchipped
  • Go on a barn tour visiting  race horses, owners and trainers. 
  • Training Clinic
  • Lunch 
  • and More….





Want to be involved year round?

Check out our  Membership Rates and support your Colorado Horse Council!

Membership and Support of the Colorado Horse Council is important for the growth, development and the maintenance of a vibrant equine community in our state.  With all Individual and Family Memberships comes important Excess Liability Insurance for your equine activities and Tickets to the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo!