David O’Connor, President of the US Equestrian Federation and Eventing Gold medalist in the 2000 Olympic Games, has acknowledged the loss of land for horse-related activities as the greatest threat to horse sport and recreation in the United States. The Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is an educational and networking resource for horse people and communities. The organization is concerned with a broad range of horse land issues, asking the important question “Where will you ride, drive, compete, race, raise foals, and grow hay in the future?” The ELCR addresses land use issues faced by all horsemen and women regardless of their equine breed or discipline affiliation.
Since all land is saved locally, ELCR provides the information and education horse people need to help them understand the issues and take action in order to protect horse lands, trails and equine venues in their own communities. Toward that objective, ELCR has made available topical articles, addressing these important issues, for equine organizations to include in their publications. They range from introductory topics to more advanced material and fall into the following primary and secondary issues categories addressed by ELCR.
ELCR Primary Issues
Community Land Use Planning
Trail Access & Stewardship
ELCR Secondary Issues
Farm & Ranch Land Stewardship & Best Management Practices
Equine Economic Development
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 http://www.elcr.org/ or call (859) 455-8383.