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Design Considerations for Equestrian Parking Lots
As we get closer to our goal of expanding the equestrian parking opportunities at New Hampshire State Parks, the presentation of a clear definition of the requirements of an equestian parking lot is a necessity. A well thought out plan that takes in the needs of both trailer parking and passenger vehicle parking is important. Click here to download a copy of our Equestrian Parking Plan. It contains valuable information.
Document produced by the USDA Forest Service in Missoula Montana
The following information is
Courtesy of the Equine Land Conservation Resource
Working to keep land open for horses and horse related
activities. Check out their website http://elcr.org
Thanks to AQHA and Tractor Supply
A growing body of research indicates promoting respectful behaviors can enhance access to public and private lands and waters. Conversely, research indicates poor behaviors negatively impact efforts to sustain participation in outdoor recreation and recruit new outdoor enthusiasts. Unfortunately, in far too many instances, poor behaviors also lead to restricted access or complete closures. As a result, there is a growing need for horsemen and women to be educated in the areas of respected access and shared use of both public and private land in order for the equine community to maintain access for various equine related activities. Last year, Tread Lightly!, with the support of the American Quarter Horse Association and Tractor Supply developed an awareness campaign, entitled "Respected Access is Open Access." The campaign reminds riders not to ride on wet trails, a practice that accelerates erosion and complicates relationships with land owners and managers. Now, through further funding by the AQHA Step Grant, ELCR is working with Tread Lightly! To deliver an expanded educational component around the previously developed PSA's. This project will continue throughout 2015.
From the Horse's Mouth
The industry's contribution to the U.S. GDP is greater than the motion picture services, railroad transportation, furniture and fixtures manufacturing and tobacco product manufacturing industries. It is only slightly smaller than the apparel and other textile products manufacturing industry. To learn more about the economic impact of horses, click http://www.thehorse.com/articles/15349/u-s-equine-economic-impact-study-released