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Notice: We have regretfully decided to cancel the meeting in Lexington, KY scheduled for September 15 & 16 due to complications from Covid – 19. The health and safety of our members is our first priority. Travel restrictions, the uncertainty of conducting a meeting safely and the inability to find speakers during this pandemic forced this decision.

The Department of Homeland Security has declared that the transportation of live animals is essential and therefore permissible. All members are running at full capacity, while taking every safety precaution to ensure that our customers as well as our drivers remain safe and healthy. Drivers have been supplied with disinfectant, masks and gloves. We ask that customers wipe down ALL equipment with antibacterial wipes prior to loading, wear gloves during the loading process, and to maintain the social distancing recommendations to the best of their ability during the loading and unloading of your horses. We are doing everything possible to keep horses moving to their destinations as safely and efficiently as possible. We are all in this together – so let’s do everything within our power to keep everyone safe.
Thank you from all the NHCA members and their employees.The National Horse Carriers Association was founded in 1964, to encourage and promote high standards in the horse transportation industry.We presently have Members throughout the United States. Every member must meet the filing and insurance requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation and those of relevant states. Members must also meet strict safety standards set forth by the Department of Transportation (DOT), an agency that governs both vehicles and drivers. This knowledge provides you, as shipper or horse owner, with a large measure of confidence and peace of mind.

Meeting NoticesAffiliates

Annual Meeting: Board of Directors Meeting : Monday January 31

Hollywood Beach Marriott2501 N. Ocean DriveHollywood, FL 33019(954) 924-2202Board of Directors Meeting : Monday January 31 (Time TBD)General Membership : Tuesday February 1 (Start Time 8:00 AM)A link will be sent out soon to make reservations at the NHCA established rate for 2022.


Board of Directors meeting Saturday July 10, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Board of Directors: Saturday July 10, 2021 at 3:00 PM General Membership: Sunday July 11, 2021 at 8:00 AM The meeting will be held at: Embassy Suites 1801 Newtown Pike Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 455-5000