This past year there has been a shift in the overall management of the horse pastures, reverting governance to the LVHA board. The board and the committee
have been working together to ensure a smooth transition, with the help of the board liaison, Dale Miller. The equestrian committee will continue to
be involved with day to day management of activities concerning the horse owners and continue to support and facilitate needed improvements and maintenance
matters as they arise.
Accomplishments this past year include the following:
Revised and updated leases and policies and procedures with clear and concise language.
A formal land survey and a pasture map were developed showing pasture boundary lines to accompany the new leases.
Quality pasture fencing replacement and repairs in several pastures, specifically, pastures 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 and 10.
Four new pasture occupants resulting in 9/10 pastures being leased.
Goals for upcoming year:
Continue to work together as a horse community to create a safe and enjoyable environment for the horse owners and LVHA community.
Support the board and business manager in maintenance and improvement projects. Examples include painting the hay barn and installing a horse shoeing
pad up near the pastures.
Assess and improve upon policies to maintain equine health and safety for all. Examples include coming up with solutions for off-leash dogs entering
the arenas and horse pastures, spooking horses and endangering riders; and examining vaccination and quarantine practices.
Proceed with pasture fencing replacement and repairs in the last vacant pasture so new prospective horse owner can begin occupancy.
As liaison to the committee, I would like to thank the committee members, Jennifer Dow, chair of the committee, Susan Dotto, Valerie Charlton, Nancy Fox,
and Tad Jacobs.