Welcome to Berks Equine Council!
Like many non-profit organizations, the Berks Equine Council started as an idea. An idea posed to unite and support the equine community of Berks County.
Originally known as “Berks Equine Incentives”, the group was composed of 6 individuals, including Honorary Chairman & County Commissioner, Judy Schwank, who gathered together in 2003 to fulfill a vision.
At that time, their goals were to maintain the beauty that is Berks County through horses and the business they generate. Furthermore, this group was also dedicated to the concept of harnessing the collective energy of fellow “horse” enthusiasts for the purpose of enhancing and renewing equine activities in Berks County.
In 2004, the organization was re-named the Berks Equine Council. Since that time, the BEC has continued to evolve to meet the needs of the equine community. The BEC is a membership organization that is open to equine enthusiasts and professionals who practice all disciplines and ride all breeds of horses.
At the end of 2009, the organization created a strategic plan and modified its mission statement. It states,
“The Berks Equine Council is a non-profit membership organization that serves as an educational resource and promotes activities for local equine enthusiasts and professionals, thus enhancing the quality of life of Berks County.”
Each year, the Berks Equine Council hosts multiple educational seminars and clinics, a member picnic & trail ride, as well as our annual Hunter/Jumper Show, Judged Trail Ride and Denim & Dancing fundraiser.
The BEC also publishes a directory of equine services to assist horse owners in Berks County with where they can get the services and goods they need for their operation.
We hope that you will consider becoming a member of the Berks Equine Council! Come back often to read BEC news, check out our calendar of events and peruse our classified section featuring BEC hats and tick keys!
To view pdf documents on this website please download the latest version of Adobe Reader.