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Our year is well underway with a lot of activity for all -  not only riding the Emerald Necklace 100 miles, but clinics, educational programs, picnics with or without horses, and other gatherings where we can enjoy our horses and each other. Come to the meetings, rides and planning meetings - be as involved as you like. We welcome you!      

Sunday & Monday, May 7 & 8, 2017.   International Trails Symposium: Dayton Ohio

We presented Brian Zimmerman with an OHC Merit Award early in the Monday morning before our OHC presentation began. Pictured are Arden Sims State OHC President, Brian Zimmerman CEO, Cleveland Metroparks and Penny Passalacqua, President Cuyahoga County OHC.
There were several talks and seminars going on at the same hour (an early 8:45 am).
These talks were not open to the public and this was the first day of the “professionals” only series of talks.

Much like the Home and Garden Show but geared to trails, the Dayton Convention Center was set up with almost every trail pursuit you could imagine from hiking, biking, bridges, trail surfaces, trail markers, and even a full man made material mountain bike course.
Displays by Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Bureau of Land Management, Backcountry Horsemen, who had a pack Mule who stood all day patiently with a full pack load, and a horse also set for long distance travel. There was a nice display by a couple who have walked trails all over the world and have two beautiful books highlighting their travels and hoping to inspire others.
Featured were river trails, bike trails, both Mountain and long distance, national trails, hiking trails, scenic trails and of course our booth of Ohio Horseman’s Council bridle trails and way too many more to list.

During his talk on Sunday evening, presenter James Zehringer Director of Ohio Department of Natural Resources mentioned each of our OHC group by name for our dedication to trails.

Mary Alice Kuhn, did a wonderful job setting up our booth and there were handouts of all kinds, including our Emerald Necklace Ride.
We met a lot of interesting people and it was a good networking experience.