California Riding Magazine • August, 2008

Strength In Numbers
American Association of Equine Practitioners joins Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Partners’ Program.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has signed on to the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource’s (ELCR) mission of saving land for horses by becoming an Equestrian Partner. In doing so, the AAEP joins an exclusive list of national organizations that have become ELCR partner members. AAEP is the 97th Equestrian Partner as ELCR approaches its 100th member milestone.

The AAEP, based in Lexington, KY, strives to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. Executive Director David Foley says, “As an organization with members in all facets of the equine industry, the AAEP is pleased to be a supporter of the work being accomplished by the ELCR. Proper stewardship of our land is critical for growth in the recreational horse industry.”

Each of ELCR’s Equestrian Partners has made a spiritual and financial commitment to assist with educating and supporting horsemen on issues of land protection for horses. Our Equestrian Partners recognize that, regardless of breed, discipline or product specialty, the U.S. land development rate of 250 acres per hour jeopardizes the future of equestrian recreation, sport and lifestyle. Organizations interested in joining the ELCR’s national efforts to save land for horses can visit www.elcr.org or call the organization at 859-455-8383 for more information.

ELCR, the only national not-for-profit organization assisting in the conservation of land for horses and horse-related activity, serves as a clearinghouse and educational resource for land and horse owners on issues related to good land stewardship, conserving land and preserving horse access on public and private lands. For more information, visit www.elcr.org.