REGIONAL EQUINE INFORMATION NETWORK SYSTEM
Assisting In The Education And Development Of The North Carolina Horse Industry
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The Regional Equine Information Network System (REINS) was established as a program of
North Carolina Cooperative Extension in 1995. The program is coordinated by Extension
Horse Husbandry at North Carolina State University and participating county extension
agents. Through guidance of a regional coordinating agent, horse owners in a multi-county
area are organized into a regional REINS organization. These regional organizations link
together the educational efforts of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, the promotional
efforts of the North Carolina Horse Council and the marketing support of the North Carolina
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
What Will You Do As A REINS Volunteer?
- Become an integral part of an innovative information network.
- Promote cooperation and education among equine enterprises in your area.
- Receive valuable, up-to-date information and training.
- Serve as a knowledgeable resource to local horse owners.
- Publish articles in the REINS Regional Newsletter.
- Facilitate the formation of your local nework by organizing educational programs and
- Collect impact data to help the REINS program meet the needs of horse owners statewide.
Share your research-based expertise in:
Breeding and foaling
Facility design & management
As a REINS volunteer, you are expected to share the knowledge gained from REINS training
sessions with other horse enthusiasts in your community. This is done in a variety of ways.
In fact, every time you respond to a question from a friend, you extend the knowledge you
As a horse enthusiast, your immediate assistance is needed to meet the educational needs of
horse owners in your area through your regional REINS organization.
For more information visit:
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North Carolina Horse Council