Most Recent Conferences and Trail rides
Our Most Recent Ranch Event March 27 and 28th "Happy Trails"
"Happy Trails" -A Conference on Equine Land Use, Conservation and Equestrian Design for Trails, Trailheads, and Campgrounds with Jan Hancock and Deb Balliet. BBQ, Dance, and 2 Fashion Shows both days with Hanna Hartnell of the Red Carpet Fame. Deb Balliet, who is CEO of Equine Land Conservation Resource, A non profit clearinghouse of equine groups dedicated to assisting and advancing the Equestrian public’s issues also spoke about the importance of safeguarding our open land. She included Texas Farm and Ranchland Protections, Stewardship Resources, and Emerging Issues in Equine Land Protection with the group. Also discussed, a grant of Agricultural Conservation Right and Easement that was passed out for those who wanted to know terms and more about conservation agreement language pertaining to equestrian activities, Best Management practices and reserved uses retaining rights for agricultural, farming, livestock, and Equestrian Activities. Building Envelopes, Development Rights, Agricultural and Reserved Rights.Deb emphasized the importance of the Equestrian demographic attending the land use and planning meetings in their local communities to advocate for their right of Equestrian land Use whenever possible, citing the willingness of local government to respond to the needs clearly voiced by their constituents whenever possible.
Jan Hancock of Hancock Resources, LLC and author of “Equestrian Design Guidebook for Trails, Trailheads and Campgrounds”. Jan co authored the Design Book, meant for Landscape Architects, Trail Enthusiasts and government agencies such as Parks and Recreational Planning aficionados, by request from the US Dept of Transportation and Forest Services because of her considerable knowledge of horses, trail building and their mutual requirements. Jan came from Phoenix to discuss the importance of understanding our trail systems and how they relate to horse owners and recreation builders. She has assisted many community groups and riding club associations to promote the use of recreational equestrian activities. At the end she gave out an interactive exercise including a section on typical Equestrian Impacts on the Environment, important information on Equestrian Trail Design and Planning Elements, Understanding Horses and Mules, and Equestrian Campground Design.
Celebrated fashion Designer Hanna Hartnell is a fashion designer whose signature work is her breathtaking gowns. She creates from her unique design studio that encompasses a boutique, her stunning home and the design and sewing work room within the 6,000 square foot studio just four blocks from the beach in Santa Monica. Hanna began her business nearly thirty years ago and has developed a look and following that draws women seeking elegance, glamour and the finest fabrics made into gowns for all of life's special occasions including bridal, galas and those events celebrating memorable days and nights.
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