About the Oakland Equestrian Coalition
The Oakland Equestrian Coalition was founded in early 2003. It is an advocacy group representing the varied equestrian interests in Oakland County.
Members have interests in farming, trail riding, breeding, showing, 4-H horse activities, equestrian teams, boarding farms, and horse property owners. The Oakland Equestrian Coalition represents equestrians of all ages.
The Coalition chose 9 people to present varied equestrian needs at a meeting with Oakland County Planning and Economic Development.
A meeting with Oakland County Planning and Development took place on March 10, 2003 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building.
Presentations were given from the following areas of interest:
Oakland County 4-H,
Local Property Owners with regard to access to county parks, and trails along roads as they are paved,
Oakland County Livestock Farmers,
The equestrian friendly Polly Ann Trail,
Equestrians that Drive,
and Equestrian Friendly Highland Township.
At the conclusion of this meeting, Larry Falardeau asked this group to put together information from our presentation for a power point presentation to use with various townships and trail groups around Oakland County.
A summary document of the presentations has been prepared and given to Oakland County.
A power point presentation was put together from this summary document with the help of Larry Falardeau. A draft version was presented to the Oakland County Trails Advisory Council on April 9th at their regular monthly meeting.
This presentation will then be presented to the Oakland County Commissioners, the County Board of Township Supervisors, Oakland County Planning, Oakland County Parks, and the Road Commission of Oakland County.
It will also be available to be presented to townshipâ€™s boards and the Parks and Rec Boards, as well as regional greenway trails groups.