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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

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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.

2018 Heritage Ride at Arapahoe Park Racetrack

Heritage Ride

2022 Ride Date:  September 25, 2022 – Start time 9 AM


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


Join Master Horseman and Teacher

Clinician -Eric Ziegler

Eric Ziegler is a teacher. It is who and what he is. Eric = Teacher = FACT He is a history teacher by trade, but that teaching ability permeates everything he does. He has a wonderful sense of humor, and a way of adding a touch of historical fact and scientific logic to his instructions. The smile on his face is genuine when he is praising the attempts his students make, even if the results are not yet quite up to par. He is never demeaning or impatient, which is a trait that many of us older women with esteem challenges value beyond anything else.
“Nothing about riding a horse is natural,” Zieg says. “Our bodies naturally want to do the exact opposite of what we must do to have a good, solid seat.”
Learn more… at the Heritage Ride
Come Join us at the Heritage Ride!

The Heritage Ride Day at Bally’s 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
  • Learn about horse microchipping
  • Go on a barn tour visiting racehorses, owners, and trainers.
  • Eric Ziegler Horsemanship Clinic
  • Day at the Races  and 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 are important for the growth, development, and 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!