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.
   “Friends of Banshee Reeks” is aggressively opposing equestrian access to Banshee Reeks trails. We need a show of support for equestrians. Please write your supervisor.
   Here is important information including background, trail related articles and suggested letter templates.

Facts about Horses in Loudoun County

Letters of Support to the Board of Supervisors from U.S. Trail Ride Inc., Tri State Riding Club and Jimmy O’Connor

Forest Ecology and Management by Stith T Gower, Dept. of Forest Ecology & Management, University of Wisconsin.

Environmental Aspects of Horses on Trails by Adda Quinn, EnviroHorse

Sample Letter to Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.