Lexington, KY, June 13, 2012 – The historic Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, Kentucky will be the site of a trails conservation workshop associated with the Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference (SETC). SETC is a two-day conference established thirteen years ago, and will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on July 13-14, 2012. The Shaker Village workshop will be held on July 12, 2012 as an optional pre-conference offering.
Shaker Village is a National Historic Landmark on 3000 acres of rolling Central Kentucky farmland, located about 25 miles southwest of Lexington. The Village is managed as a private nonprofit.
While horses have been ridden on trails there for years, recently some unique partnerships established with the local Back Country Horsemen groups, as well as fox-hunting and driving organizations. These partnerships have resulted in not only more trail mileage, but an appreciation by the Village management of the value of equestrian tourism, the enhancement of the historic atmosphere when horses are present, and the benefits of trail planning and maintenance when working closely with local horsemen.
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July 12-14, 2012
Do any of these fit your description?
- You ride on trails
- You think equestrian trails can help develop your community’s economy
- You believe in the value of outdoor equestrian activities for our kids
- You believe in being stewards of our natural resources
- You’d like to meet trail advocates in other states
- You’d like to understand federal land management policies
- You believe being involved with horses in nature is a special activity that must be protected
If any of these descriptions fit you, then you will want to attend the Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference on July 12-14, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky.
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July 12-14, 2012
The Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference (SETC) will be held in Lexington, KY in July. This is the first time this conference has come to Kentucky! We are excited to have this opportunity to host the conference and trail leaders from around the country.
For Kentucky trail riders, this is a unique opportunity to hear national speakers and to mingle with other trail leaders from the Southeast U.S. as well as around the country.
We want to have a good show of support from Kentucky, with a good turnout of Kentucky trail riders and leaders.
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