Benefits of Membership
You are joining the largest equine volunteer organization in the State of Ohio. OHC has more than 4,200 members throughout the state and is open to all breeds of equine, disciplines of riding and ages of rider. The slogan, “Horsemen helping Horsemen” represents commitment to Ohio’s equine industry. Your membership fee goes direct to Ohio Horseman’s Council and supports your right to equine ownership, recreational use of public land, and education.
- OHC advocates for public land use and members work with land managers to volunteer and maintain more than 1,650 miles of bridle trails throughout the state.
- Keep Ohio’s trails fee free.
- Meet and ride with others who share your equine passion.
- Access to competitively-priced equine liability insurance from Equisure. ARG Personal Equine Liability Insurance FAQs.
- Discounts from national retailers for your farm, business or personal use. Click here for more information about incentives from John Deere, Office Max, UPS, Red Brand and more.

Membership Information
Membership in Ohio Horseman’s Council is effective on an annual basis from January 1 to December 31. To become a member, apply and pay online. Click here to apply online. You can apply as an individual, family, youth or association. Generally, members are part of a local, Ohio county chapter, but if you would rather support OHC without chapter affiliation, or you are a business or a non-Ohio resident, you can select “At Large” vs a county chapter.
If you’d rather print an application and mail your check, use the membership application for the chapter you want to join. Click here to go to a list of county chapters. Print the appropriate membership application form and mail your check to the treasurer listed on the form.
Membership categories and fees:
- Individual membership is open to any person age eighteen (18) or older. An active individual member shall be entitled to one (1) vote and may hold office if eligible under Article V.
- Family membership is open to spouses or domestic partners, at least one of whom is age eighteen (18) or older, and their dependents. Dependent means that the spouse(s) or domestic partner(s) contribute greater than fifty percent (50%) of the dependent’s support. Family members must physically reside in the same household. Active family members, age eighteen (18) or older, shall each be entitled to one (1) vote, with a maximum of two (2) votes per family, and each may hold office if eligible under Article V. Family members under the age of eighteen (18) may not vote nor hold office.
- Youth membership is open to any person under the age of eighteen (18) as of January 1. Youth members must be sponsored by an adult member, with written permission of their parent or guardian. Youth members are not permitted to vote or to hold office.
- Associate membership is open to any group or individual desiring to support OHC. Associate members must be affiliated with and sponsored by a county chapter. Associate members are not permitted to vote or to hold office.
- Any member may be a Member at Large if he or she does not claim a county chapter affiliation. An active member at large shall have the benefits, voting and office holding rights of an individual, family, youth or lifetime member, whichever is applicable. A member at large may not claim a chapter affiliation for the entire membership year.
- OHC Basic Membership (does not include Equine Excess Liability Insurance)
$20 - Individual (age 18 or older, no dependents)
$20 - Youth (under age 18, parental/guardian signature required)
$30 - Family (with spouse/partner/other and/or dependents)

- OHC Plus Membership (includes Equine Excess Liability Insurance)
$40 - Individual (age 18 or older, no dependents)
$70 - Family (with spouse/partner/other and/or dependents)

- Associate Membership (does not allow Equine Excess Liability Insurance)
$35 - Group (provide name of group and primary contact person)


Note: Some county chapters charge a small fee and it will appear in the form when you apply.