We have celebrated more than 30 years of service to the equine community in PA. Over the years we have offered more benefits and broadened our scope of activity in response to the needs and desires of our membership. Please take a moment to review the things we do and the opportunities that come with your membership:
The PEC Equine Learning Center & PEC Informational Booth – are designed to attract and educate new and potential horse owners. The PEC sets-up and manages an informational booth whenever and wherever possible, in some cases with a live horse, to provide free sound, science-based information to aid in our goals of responsible equine ownership. In addition, we provide answers to those new to equine ownership and to those thinking about joining our ranks of equine owners in PA.
The Trail Stewardship Program – In a three-tiered educational outreach platform, our Program informs trail users about working cooperatively with state and federal land managers; along with assisting in the repair and maintenance of shared trails. The Program helps to assure continued equestrian access to the public lands in Pennsylvania.
Legislative – PEC works to inform law makers about the equine industry through direct contact. The PEC Legislative Committee provides our members information about policies and regulations that may affect them; while not offering legal advice, we assist in possible solutions to issues of interest to the equestrian community. Large membership numbers increase attention from elected officials.
Annual Meeting and Forum – Every Fall, the PEC hosts an event that provides a variety of equine-related discussions and seminars presented by recognized experts in their fields. Information booths, refreshments and a silent auction help make this event fun, as well as educational.
Board of Director Meetings – These meetings are scheduled five times throughout the year, in various parts of the state. All are welcome to attend these meetings.
As a member of the PEC, there are several benefits available to you: Discounts available at Stagecoach West, Association Resources Group, USRider Equestrian Motor Plan, Pet Smart, Hertz Rental, Horse Saddle Shop, OfficeMax, 1-800Pet Meds, Veterinary Pet Insurance, John Deere and much more. Visit our website at www.pennsylvaniaequinecouncil.org to find out about these savings opportunities. If you do not have internet access, please call us at 1-888-304-0281 and we will send you the information through the mail.
Liability Insurance – Individual Plus and Family Plus memberships include supplemental personal excess liability insurance through the PEC’s affiliation with Equisure, Inc. As an association member, your group is able to secure general liability insurance through the PEC’s relationship with Hallmark Equine Insurance Agency. Limited Director and Officer Coverage is also included.
Horse Power – The PEC newsletter will be mailed directly to your home in three formats. One is a booklet published four times a year. Another is THE EAST COAST EQUESTRIAN newspaper that carries a PEC newsletter twice a year. And finally, you will receive the newsletter electronically.
PEC Specialty License Plate – shows your appreciation of the horse and your support of the PEC. Member cost is $45.00. To purchase, go online to our website or call 1-888-304-0281 for more information.
Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to qualified students who have exhibited an interest in the equine community. More information may be found on our website.
PEC Webpage – will supply you with in-depth information about the PEC programs; along with our current and past activities.
PEC e-BLASTS – electronically receive urgent equine news reports and vital items of interest.
Act 93 Equine Limited Liability Signs – available for purchase through the PEC. For ordering information, please go to our website.
PEC Annual Gathering – yearly, usually in early August, the PEC hosts a gathering of members to enjoy the Allegheny National Forest’s Spring Creek Horse Trail system, great fun and food.
Networking and Camaraderie – Our County Directors keep the network open between the board and the local community; if this is something that you find interesting, why not check into becoming a county director. Horse folks love to talk with other horse people! As a PEC booth volunteer, you will have the opportunity to meet and get to know equine lovers from across the state; even out of state! Volunteers are called upon several time throughout the year to work any of the events that the PEC sponsors, including our large booth at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo. If you have volunteered in the past, THANK YOU; if you have not yet, please consider doing so. WE CANNOT DO WHAT WE DO WITHOUT YOU!
CHAIR, Membership Committee