The objectives of The Prince Edward Island Horse Council (IHC) are:
-To act as a governing body to serve all equine activities and equine interests with the exception of pari-mutuel racing in Prince Edward Island;
– To promote the development of all aspects of horsemanship and equestrian activities whether they are competitive or recreational or otherwise;
– To safeguard and promote the welfare of horses;
– To establish a liaison and act as a representative of the members to all levels of government and national equestrian federations;
– To accept, receive and equitably distribute any donations, gifts or grants in support of these aims and objectives.
Each year the council has over 600 individual members and 7 member clubs.
Island Horse Council is a member of Sport PEI (the governing body for sport on PEI) and is the only recognized representative of Equine Sport (other than racing) by the Government of PEI.
As the provincially recognized representative of equestrian activity on PEI, Island Horse Council has representatives on the Provincial Council of Equestrian Canada, the national equestrian body. IHC members are represented at the national level through these representatives. Annual national meetings set policy which effects all riders in Canada.
Island Horse Council actively supports and encourages the development and certification of coaches within the province through the Western and English Coaching Programs which range from Kidsport to Rider Level Programs and High Performance athlete support.
Refer to the Board of Directors tab for current information on leadership of the Island Horse Council.