Trusting all is well and you are all safe during this time. Our CHC President has a note below for all our membership. Also, a notice that our next CHC meeting is on schedule for now in June (March cancelled). We will notify you if there are any changes. Thank you, we all wish you well.
A message from the President:Update on Re-Open Connecticut and Equine facilitiesWe Are Stronger Together It’s safe to say that this time has been an unusual one for everyone.This experience is unprecedented in our lifetimes and has presented unique challenges to everyperson and industry. The equine industry, of course, is no different, with the added difficulty ofensuring good care and maintenance of our horses during this period. Within the space of lessthan a week, the entire industry had to conjure up new operating procedures, guidelines, andbest practices out of thin air, all while keeping both humans and horses safe. It has been ourpleasure as the CT Horse Council to represent fellow equestrians in securing guidelines friendlyto the industry (while still providing for the safety of the people involved). As we’ve sought to beheavily involved with this process, we have received an overflow of inquiries, concerns,feedback, and suggestions regarding these issues from equestrians across the state – many ofwhom are not part of the Horse Council. While we do consider ourselves to represent ALL inthe equine community in CT, our voice is significantly muted by the low representative sample ofCT horse people counted in our membership. If we as a horse community in CT wish to beheard during times such as this (and others such as the “Vicious Animal” nightmare), then it iscritical that we speak for a broad cross section of the community with a loud voice – a voice thatcan only be measured by the number of members in the Council. A small number of members= a small voice. A large number of members = a large voice. That’s just the way it works. Wearen’t out of this mess yet, but we will continue to work closely with the State Department ofAgriculture (along with the CT Farm Bureau and UCONN) to put in place re-opening proceduresthat make sense for us as a community. In the meantime, I ask you to consider becoming a partof the voice of the equine community in Connecticut. The membership fee is negligible and isused to help us educate the non-horse community about our cause, advocate at the state levelfor friendly legislation, and preserve trails and equine rights in the state. Won’t you pleaseconsider joining us? You can find our membership form at www.cthorsecouncil.org. Pleaseremember, the time to become involved is before something happens. Only then can we speakwith one loud voice for the rights and needs of all equestrians in Connecticut.Ronald Hocutt President, CT Horse CouncilWebsite for Updates on Covid for Farmers: COVID–19 Updates and Resources HereQuestions re: COVID-19? Email us at AGR.COVID19@ct.gov
CHC meetings Info:
2020 Bi-Monthly Meetings: February 4th, April 7th, June 2nd, August – Off for summer break, October 6th, December 1st.
CHC meetings are held at the Eversource Building formally the Northeast Utilities Building 107 Selden St Berlin, CT At 7:30 pm.
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Thank you for visiting our site as we continue to create a comprehensive, informative, educational site. Image Submitted by Carl Bowlin cdbleb78@aol – Above in the picture (L to R) Sula, Pete, Yadid, Tin Man, and Threes All are Arabians or Quarter/Arabian mix. They are colts born in summer of 2011. So 2012 brings them into the yearling phase! These inquisitive guys came running when we called and stopped together with inquisitive looks to pose for the camera on this beautiful spring day.
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