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Let's Put Our Horsepower to Work

Show your support of our industry and partnership with other horsemen as a member of Horsemen’s Council of Illinois. Not only are there significant personal member benefits; when you join, you build our numbers and strengthen our network and resources. 

Each time our leadership meets with public officials or representatives of key organizations they want to know "who do you represent?" Of course HCI represents all horsemen, but the larger our membership, the more compelling our case becomes. Thousands of horsemen working together have great influence – and this is what we need to protect our rights to own and ride horses, and to strengthen the Illinois horse industry.

Your membership in HCI helps accomplish our mission and provides you with timely news, legislative  and health alerts, educational opportunities and many other benefits. As a statewide coalition of horsemen, HCI works to:

  • Provide education and resources to horsemen and the public
  • Represent common interests of horsemen
  • Present a unified stand against issues confronting horsemen
  • Advocate improved health and well-being of horses
  • Actively expand and improve Illinois' horse industry.


All Membership Levels: email bulletin, e-newsletter, equine health and legislative alerts, print newsletter, access to members only resources on website, access to professional expertise of HCI board members and speakers for your group events, regional event invitations, savings and discounts from Association Resource Group, American Horse Council Advantage Plan.

YOUTH (18 & under):memberships are FREE!

Gold Level Memberships: all of the above benefits and $1 million Excess Personal Equine Liability Insurance from Equisure. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INSURANCE

Clubs, Associations and Non-profits: up to 50 of your members can be added to our email and e-news lists and all members can access the savings and discounts from Association Resource Group and American Horse Council - NTRA.

All members of HCI can access the discounts and savings plans offered by Association Resource Group:


NEW! ARG members receive a $10 discount when they sign up with USRider by using promo code ARC20 during checkout at

Download the AHC Advantage Plan 2022 flyer
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Members are eligible to purchase insurance limits up to $1,000,000 for premiums as low as $19 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions
 The John Deere Equine Association Discount Program

John Deere offers substantial discounts on everything from mowers and tractors to GatorsTM, hay and construction equipment.

• The MSRP Program – Professional operations can save up to 28% on select equipment
• The Cash Bonus Program – Save up to $2,700 with vouchers that are stackable with special financing

• Construction Equipment – All members can save up to 26% on select equipment

Members receive discounts on equine, personal & pet prescriptions from hundreds of pharmacies. 

Big Ass Fans

BAF is committed to Energy Efficient Air movement and providing comfort to the equine industry. Equine members will receive up to a 25% discount on qualifying purchases for all Equine Facilities and Personal Residences.


Save up to 26% off MSRP on equipment by TORO, and eXmark.  Visit for more information.
Save up to 40% discount on Sherwin Williams paints, in-store products and wall coverings.

Call toll-free at 866-678-4289 to establish an individual account.

Members receive a 20% discount on a 6-month subscription or 25% discount on a one-year subscription  

ODP Business Solutions™ (formerly Office Depot) and Equine Discounts have partnered to provide exclusive benefits and savings on a wide selection of office products and services. ODP Business Solutions™ is here to support the success of your business.



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