Keeping Our Heritage Alive


Heritage Ride 2021 To be Announced Soon

Keep the Heritage Alive

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You Can’t make it to The Heritage Ride?

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

Until Further Notice All Heritage Rides have been Postponed for 2020, The Horse Council is working on Developing Other Programs that will help us Celebrate the Heritage of our Horses!

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

Heritage Ride

Until Further Notice All Heritage Rides have been Postponed for 2020, The Horse Council is working on Developing Other Programs that will help us Celebrate the Heritage of our Horses!

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,



This event has been POSTPONED 



Here is what The Heritage Ride Is All About!


The purpose of The Heritage Ride is to bring together horse enthusiasts for unique, fun activities and raise funds for the ongoing efforts of the Colorado Horse Council and equine industry. Heritage Rides are in important way to raise funds to support our work in protecting horses in our state.


Past Heritage Ride Information

June 20, 2020, Arapahoe Race Park will host of our first Heritage Ride this year.  This event will include a riding adventure that will sure to please most equestrians.

The ride will start at 8:30 AM and riders will be allowed to take a trip around the race track and get the feel of what jockeys and horses see as they race!  It is a very unique experience and riding on that course is a new experience in itself. Then it is off to an 80 acre trail course where riders will compete to win prizes in our first Heritage Poker Run. This is a great networking ride and a chance for you to enjoy a natural trail adventure and ride to win great prizes.

Now that you and your horse are warmed up, have you ever wanted to try an obstacle course or work with cattle?  Well now is your opportunity!

The Colorado Obstacle Challenge Series will be hosting an Event..  You are welcome to enter an actual obstacle challenge.This is a great up and coming organizations that was featured at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo and have a great belt buckle program as well.

Special Registration Offer:  For those riders that would like to participate in the Colorado Obstacle Challenge Series and participate in all of the other Heritage Ride activities ( Ride the Track, Poker Ride, Barn Tours, lunch and Day at the Races), there is a discounted registration fee  for early registration (register by June 12th!).

Ok, now it is your chance to cowboy or cowgirl up and give yourself a chance to learn to work with cattle.  Whether you just want to try your hand at moving a herd around or trying your skills at Ranch Sorting, this is a perfect venue to give it a try, this is not a competition, it’s an opportunity!  Cattle will be available at the Arapahoe Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena, you’ll be passing it on your way to and from the trail ride, so stop and see what it is all about.

The final part of your equestrian adventure at Arapahoe Race Park is a “Day at the Races”.  Your Heritage Ride registration gets you entrance into the race park, lunch, barn tours and paddock tours.  Not only will you learn about the racing industry, you be able to see up close the horse and the races.  Arapahoe Race Park has live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing starting at 1:00PM.

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 sorting cattle ( Starts at 10:30AM)
  • Try  an obstacle course (Starts at 10AM)
  • Get your horse microchipped
  • Go on a barn tour visiting  race horses, owners and trainers. (Must register in advance)
    • 9:30 AM
    • 10:30 AM 
    • 12:30 AM
  • Have lunch at the track and have a chance to win prizes! 
  • Go on a Paddock Tour Before the Races!
  • Barn Tours 9:30 AM ( Just before entry into the track)
  • Barn Tours 10:30 AM
  • Barn Tours 12:30
  • Paddock tours before the races
  • Lunch served 11:30 -1:30, Enter a chance to win Prizes!
  • Racing starts at 1:00PM, Enjoy the experience of live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing!





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!