Winter Day in the Park
Join us in Columbus WI on February 9 2013 for a day of fun filled events! The day of delight includes a Sleigh Rally , a model horse show, meet Abe Lincoln and enter the birthday cake contest and have cake with Abe, a chili contest, Bob Sled rides, Skijoring, food, and music! You can almost hear the jingling bells already…..
Net proceeds from this event are targeted for the Equine Feed Bank and grant programs.
Grants and Scholarships Available for 2012
Funds are again available for: scholarships, grants, trails, and Olympic qualifiers. Click below for a grant request form. Go to the scholarship section to retrieve a scholarship request form.
Basic Horse Handling Emergency Responder Training
by Margo Miller
Last year, horse owners from across the state gathered in Beaver Dam for a parade with a goal to raise awareness of the need for basic horse handling training for law enforcement and first responders. Funds raised at this parade were given to the Wisconsin State Horse Council Equine Foundation to develop and present training sessions for public safety professionals that emphasize how to handle horses in cases of emergency. The first few of these sessions have been scheduled. This free, hands-on, scenario-based training is being hosted by Districts 1-5 of Wisconsin State Horse Council and sponsored by WSHC Equine Foundation.
The sessions are being conducted by Edie Brogan, former UW Mounted Police Sergeant and John Brogan, Dane County Sheriff Sergeant and will last approximately 4 hours. We would like to see at least one member from every county sheriff's department, municipal police department and fire department attend one of these programs to prepare them for possibility that they may encounter horses in an emergency situation.
If you would like your local emergency responders to participate in this training, or you are an emergency responder who would like to attend this training feel free to download the following flyer, or contact us with any questions. Contact information is listed at the bottom of the following flyer.
A third group has now completed Basic Horse Handling Emergency Responder Training.
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