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Considering Land Issues Related to Small Property Horse Keeping

Speaker: Denise O'Meara

Date: October 22, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm ET

Webinar Description: Using examples from several communities around the country that allow horses to be kept on small acreage and residential properties, you’ll learn how your community’s zoning practices, prevalence of existing horse-related activities, land characteristics, building codes, tax structure, state regulations and other factors enter into the decision to keep horses at your residence. Questions such as: ‘Does your community identify itself through horses? Are there places and trails already in place to ride? and, Am I prepared to do the work and upkeep that horses and their surrounds require?


Presenter Denise O’Meara is the director of education at ELCR, an experienced landscape architect and presenter, with almost 20 years of experience in the thoroughbred industry. Her interest in small property horse-keeping comes from youth experiences on Long Island, New York, where hundreds of horses are maintained in legally zoned, back yard stables, including her own childhood neighborhood. To read the original ELCR article of the same name, visit

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