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College may cost farm families more

College may cost farm families more

Changes in federal financial aid rules, effective this year, may make it much more expensive for farm families to send their children to college. A family’s contributions now may be thousands of dollars more than last year. * read more

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Rotary Club of York Available Scholarships

Rotary Club of York Available Scholarships

 Hayes Scholarship  Criteria: York County student in junior or senior year or graduate school majoring in the Equine field Award: One-year $3,200 scholarship The Donna E. Hayes Equine Scholarship was created by York Rotary member Al Hayes in memory of his...

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Action Alert!   Equine Community Research

Action Alert! Equine Community Research

VISIT | JOIN | DONATE CALLING ALL EQUESTRIANSUrgent Help Needed!Dear Equine Community,At the Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR), we are dedicated to safeguarding the essence of equestrian communities. Our mission is clear: to protect and conserve lands for...

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Equine Microchipping Rule Approved

Equine Microchipping Rule Approved

Beginning Dec. 1, 2025, all horses competing USEF-licensed competitions must be microchipped.From the US Equestrian Communications Department  US Equestrian strives to consistently ensure the safety and welfare of both our human and equine athletes. One fundamental...

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Fireworks and Equine Safety

Fireworks and Equine Safety

It’s the LAW Fireworks Law and Equine Safety, January 2023 Consumer fireworks displays in Pennsylvania are recognized as a cause of great distress to horses and other animals. The justified concern for the safety of horses and horse owners has garnered a positive...

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America’s Outdoor Recreation Act

America’s Outdoor Recreation Act

AORA is a bipartisan recreation package that will help get people outdoors by modernizing federal systems and eliminating barriers at no cost to taxpayers. This first-of-its-kind legislation is the result of decades of work by stakeholders and Congress. *read more

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Pennsylvania State Cruelty Law

Pennsylvania State Cruelty Law

Animal Cruelty Laws in Pennsylvania Mistreating, neglecting, or abandoning animals, or tethering dogs outside under certain conditions can lead to criminal charges. Updated: Jan 25th, 2023 Cruelty to animals is illegal in Pennsylvania, as it is across the country. The...

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New & Improved Horse Microchip Look Up Website

New & Improved Horse Microchip Look Up Website

New & Improved Horse Microchip Look Up Website Microchips are extremely important for keeping your horses safe. Many animals reunite with their owners thanks to their chips. A microchip is a great way to guarantee identity and facilitate fair competition. The...

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Pasture Management Technical Advisement

Pasture Management Technical Advisement

How does it work?• “Grazing Advisors” who are current or retired livestockand horse farm managers provide technical adviceon pasture improvement, fencing, grazing planning,weed management, soil health, forage species selectionand other grazing-related questions for...

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Equine Cruelty, Neglect, Starvation

Equine Cruelty, Neglect, Starvation

Neglect to the point of suffering is cruelty. Often, the animals have died or have to be euthanized. Why  wasn’t this reported earlier? Surely someone saw the situation before it got to that point. Well, maybe not, but if you see a problem and do nothing, are you...

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Member Participation Recognition Program

Member Participation Recognition Program

Member Participation Recognition Program As you are all aware the Equine Council continues to function as an unpaid all-volunteer organization. There are some out of pocket expenses for which reimbursement is made but all time involved with PEC activities is donated....

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Herm Gailey : A Lifetime With Horses

Herm Gailey : A Lifetime With Horses

You have seen the name Gailey Legal Group as one of our major sponsors for years. Herm Gailey, in addition to being an attorney, is a horseman and has been one his entire life. As we become "seasoned", there comes a time when we realize that much of what we routinely...

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What Does the Pennsylvania Equine Council Do For You?

What Does the Pennsylvania Equine Council Do For You?

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...

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