Equestrian Ministries International (EMI) was formed in 1995 by eight Christian men with a mutual vision of an International Ministry involving horses and sharing the love of God. Since then, this non-profit, non-denominational Ministry has grown and expanded reaching not only coast to coast in the United States, but also other countries. In early 2013, the International Center for Equestrian Ministries (ICEM) was introduced with a focus of connecting EMI to resources throughout the world. Both EMI / ICEM are located in Lexington, KY.
Through his involvement with EMI, Reverend Richard McDuffie was led to begin an Equestrian Ministry here in his home state. After meeting with several local Christian horsemen, he founded South Carolina Equestrian Ministries (SCEM) in 1997. Today SCEM is comprised of several different Fellowships representing various geographical areas throughout the state (information and links for each fellowship can be found under Contacts).