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  • My New Horse — My New Horse was created with one goal: To answer the myriad questions new horse owners face and provide a welcoming community for those just getting into horseback riding or ownership. From horse care how-tos and riding resources to fun equine facts and budgeting hacks, our mission is to ensure every new rider or owner feels equipped and confident as they enjoy life with horses.

Horse Care:

American Horse Council
1616 H Street NW  7th Floor
Washington, DC20006
Phone: (202) 296-4031
Fax:  (202) 296-1970

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Anson Tebbetts, Secretary of Agriculture
116 State Street; Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT05620-2901
(802) 828-1619

Vermont Dept. of
Forests, Parks & Recreation
Susan Bulmer, Parks Regional Manager
5 Perry Street, Suite 20
Barre, VT 05641-4265
Work Phone: (802) 476-0181
Fax: (802) 476-0129

Vermont Farm Bureau
117 West Main St., Richmond, VT 05477
Phone: (802) 434-5646

Large Animal Technical Rescue Teams

Colchester Technical Rescue

Chittenden, Grand Isle, and Washington Counties


Orwell Fire Department

Addison and Northern Rutland County


Lucy Mckenzie Humane Society (trained responder)

Orange and Northern Windsor County


Grafton Fire Department

Windham and Southern Windsor Counties


Middletown Springs

Bennington and Southern Rutland County


Craftsbury Fire Department

Lamoille and Orleans County


Sheffield-Wheelock Fire Department Technical Rescue

Caledonia and Essex County


The Large Animal Technical Rescue project was held under the umbrella of the Vermont Horse Council who provided the initial funding and acted as the 501C3 organization for funding purposes. As the program expanded it became it was moved to responder/EM based organizations. To access these services please call 911.