Thursday, February 21, 2013

Virginia Horse Council and Equine Land Conservation Resource Present a One-Day Educational Forum

February 19, 2012
CONTACT:  Holley Groshek, Director of Marketing and Membership, Equine Land Conservation Resource
(859) 455-8383 or
Virginia Horse Council and Equine Land Conservation Resource Present a One-Day Educational Forum

As part of the Equine Land Conservation Resource’s (ELCR) ongoing regional forum series, ELCR is partnering with the Virginia Horse Council (VHC) to present a special one day educational forum on March 16, 2013 at Blue Ridge Community College in, Weyers Cave, Virginia. The event, sponsored by Bayer Animal Health, USA Equestrian Trust and Weller and Associates Insurance, will be held in conjunction with the VHC Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon.

The morning general session entitled No Time to Waste: Protect Your Equine Land & Trails,  focusing on important equine land conservation issues relative to Virginia and the surrounding areas, will include the following presentations:

·        “Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late - Land Use Planning for Horsemen” – Tom Daniels, PhD, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
·        “Protect Your Watershed, Protect Your Land - Equine Land Best Management Practices” – Mr. Willie Woode, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, Fairfax VA
·        “Protecting Horse Land and History - Conservation Easements Work for Virginia” - Ms. Heather Richards, Piedmont Environmental Council, Warrenton VA        
Afternoon concurrent break-out sessions will be offered in the following topic areas: equine health, equine land conservation and emerging industry issues. A special full day youth track will be offered for ages 9-18 years.
The pre-registration deadline is March 5, 2013. For the full program agenda, registration information or hotel accommodations please visit or contact Virginia Horse Council at 888-467-7382 or
About the Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR): The Equine Land Conservation Resource is the only national not-for-profit organization advancing the conservation of land for horse-related activity. ELCR serves as an information and networking resource for land and horse owner, organizations, agencies and all equine enthusiasts on issues related to farm and ranch land conservation, land use planning, farm and ranch land stewardship/best management practices, trail access and sustainability, liability and equine economic impacts.  For more information about the ELCR visit our website at or call (859) 455-8383.

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