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Creating and Maintaining a Private Trail System

Summary Trail riding is the most popular pleasure activity for horse owners. Building local horse coalitions, as well as partnering with other trail users, is imperative to ensure that equestrians have access to ride on public lands. This webinar will inform equestrians on how to advocate for horse use, develop partnerships with other trail-system stakeholders and work with public land managers to keep horse riding a part of public trail systems.

Presenter Information

Dot Moyer was raised on a large cattle farm in Charlottesville, Virginia. Riding, foxhunting, boarding and training horses and showing 4-H steers, she developed a lifelong interest in horses, agriculture and nature. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, she kept her OTTB in Wissahickon Park in Philadelphia, and learned about the challenges of keeping horses in a city environment. In 1990, her family relocated to Flat Rock, North Carolina. When the equestrian trails were built over there, she moved down the mountain to the Tryon area, where she met people from around the country also looking for places to ride and keep their horses. Dot has represented and served on the boards of many community-based nonprofits during her career. Now retired, she focuses her efforts on preserving land and equestrian access. She is an active member of Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, the Polk County Soil and Water District Advisory Committee, and previously an active member of the Pacolet Area Conservancy, serving on its Land Committee. She has served on the Board of the Foothills Equestrian Trails Association, and focuses on its easement program to protect the trails.

Watch the recorded webcast below!

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