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MD trail riders- ongoing WSSC trails matter

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  • MD trail riders- ongoing WSSC trails matter

    Alcon- there was a meeting this morning, awaiting to hear what happened. This is what TROT Pres. Rob McNab sent out:

    WSSC Public Meeting
    Date: Wednesday June 15
    Place: Auditorium
    WSSC, Richard G. Hocevar Bld
    14501 Sweitzer Lane
    Laurel, MD 20707
    Time: apx. 8:30 to 10:00 AM

    This is part of a regularly scheduled meeting. We are told that the trail policy change is not an item on the agenda, but will be included in the General Manager's opening report. The public will be given an opportunity to comment either before or after the GM's report.

    The only way to keep the equestrian trails open is if there is sufficient public support and outcry. Your attendance at this meeting is very important.
    If you are a stable owner/operator or equestrian property owner near Rocky Gorge, you cannot afford miss this meeting.
    Ron MacNab
    Here is some video of television coverage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAk6OmTZGg0

    and here is the Equiery Blog: http://equiery.com/blog/?p=753
    Appy Trails,
    Kathy, Cadet & CCS Silinde
    member VADANoVA www.vadanova.org

  • #2

    Do you know if there's a way for those who did not attend the meeting to submit comments directly to whomever will be making the decision?
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    • #3
      "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

      My CANTER blog.


      • #4

        my barn sent a letter directly to WSSC (which many of us signed); i don't remember who it was addressed to though.

        here is a current article from one of the local papers: (as in, this was posted w/in the last few hours)

        Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.


        • #5
          Here's another article:

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          • #6
            Tell us what we need to do to support the cause. We live in Virginia, but do go into Maryland (Little Bennett, Morgan Run) to trail ride. Those trails have been on my list of potential places to go.


            • #7
              Have you enlisted the help of the Maryland Horse Council? They are a lobbying group who works to keep equestrian trails open.

              Debbie Hanson


              • #8

                This is the only thread I can find about the WSSC trail situation. I was just forwarded this online petition:


                In support of keeping equestrian access open. Can anyone update me on the status of this question? Thanks in advance.
                I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
                I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09


                • #9
                  only what's on TROT's front page...didn't see any new articles in the equiery yet.

                  Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.


                  • #10
                    i note this from the gazette; meetings tonight and tomorrow:


                    Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.


                    • #11
                      --and a further update: volunteer trails less polluting than access roads.

                      Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.


                      • #12
                        --and a meeting on thursday at WSSC HQ in laurel; WSSC wants trail riders to pack out their manure. from the trail, not just the parking area.

                        Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.


                        • #13
                          new regs have been posted:


                          (no need to pick up after your horse. )
                          Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.