Virginia Horse Council and ELCR to Host Educational Forum

As part of the Equine Land Conservation Resource's (ELCR) ongoing regional forum series, the organization 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, Va. 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 and Trails," and will focus on important equine land conservation issues relative to Virginia and the surrounding areas. Presentations will include:

  • Don't Wait Until It's Too Late: Land Use Planning for Horsemen--Tom Daniels, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania Department of City and Regional Planning, in Philadelphia Pa.
  • Protect Your Watershed, Protect Your Land: Equine Land Best Management Practices--Willie Woode of the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District in Fairfax Va.
  • Protecting Horse Land and History: Conservation Easements Work for Virginia--Heather Richards of the Piedmont Environmental Council in 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 to 18 years.

The pre-registration deadline is March 5. For the full program agenda, registration information, or hotel accommodations please visit or contact Virginia Horse Council at 888/467-7382 or


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