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Our mission is to protect the interests of horse owners and horse industries in Loudoun.

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Loudoun County Candidate Forum

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Equestrian Access to Loudoun Parks

The LPAT initiative directs Parks and Recreation to review all county owned park trails for suitability as multi-use. This includes Banshee Reeks. LCEA is in favor of adding equestrian trails at Banshee Reeks and throughout Loudoun County. Currently, there are no public trails open to equestrians that exceed 4 miles in length. Equestrian needs have been ignored for too long.
Now, “Friends of Banshee Reeks” is aggressively opposing allowing equestrian access to Banshee Reeks trails. We need a show of support for equestrians. Please write your supervisor.  Read the letter here.

LCEA Position Paper on Proposed Loudoun County Zoning regulations.

LCEA has been monitoring the zoning rewrite and given input to various zoning committees throughout the process.  The attached letter and matrix breaks down in detail our continuing concerns that, in LCEA’s view, will harm the county’s equestrian industry.  Unlike other agricultural uses, equine has stricter requirements for acreage, setbacks, maximum square footage of buildings, hours of operation and even number of employees.  While the attached Planning Commission’s working document partially addresses our concerns, they fall short.  LCEA believes the best remedy is two fold.  Provide some immediate adjustments as outlined in both our position paper and matrix, followed by inclusion in a ZOAM (zoning amendment) for wineries and breweries directly after approval of the rewrite.  The ZOAM should reflect a detailed analysis of the current equestrian sector including acreage, building needs, etc. and gauge that against significant complaints/infractions to adjust zoning regulations.
Kelly S. Foltman, DVM

Read the results of the Loudoun Equine Economic Survey

Read the Loudoun Equine Survey Summary Report

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