Equine Advisory Committee
This is the home of the Equine Advisory Committee of Cattaraugus County. You will find links to equestrian related businesses, stables, trails and more. If you would like to be more involved please contact us.
The mission of the Equine Advisory Committee is to encourage and promote all equestrian types and disciplines in the Enchanted Mountains region.
Goals / Purpose of Committee
- Prepare a comprehensive equestrian development plan for future equestrian economic growth in Cattaraugus County (refer to Guidebook #8).
- Grow equestrian stakeholders capital, and equine related businesses by: offering business outreach, technical assistance, business planning, and revolving loan funds.
- Promote all equestrian types and disciplines to surrounding areas by offering quality facilities and quality experiences.
- Support efforts for riding trails, indoor and outdoor arenas, and mixed-use trails.
- Promote equestrian advocacy issues including liability, economic impact, education, and outreach.
Meeting Agendas and Minutes
The Equine Advisory Committee meets frequently to discuss equine related activities in and around Cattaraugus County, and strives to bring a greater awareness of equine related issues to the leaders of Cattaraugus County and its citizens. To view the latest meeting agendas and minutes, please visit here.
Lenny Brainard, Chair
Melinda Nichols, Secretary
Holly PerryRuthe Riehle
William E. Sprague
Veronica "Barnee" Weber
Linda MurphyLuke BrainardAmy DetineThomas M. Livak
Read the speech, "Horses are as American as Apple Pie", given by Terry Martin at the September 20, 2006 meeting of the New York State Horse Council.
Cattaraugus County has a "New Vision for Outdoor Recreational Trails" Guidebook, part of the County's Smart Development for Quality Communities Guidebook Series. Click here to read more about the county's efforts to enrich our area's trails.
Cattaraugus County has over 85 miles of equestrian trails. Click here to find out more about the trails in the Enchanted Mountains.
Businesses and Links
The Equine Community of Cattaraugus County is a diverse group of businesses and enthusiasts. Many businesses are listed on the Enchanted Mountains website for equestrian related destinations.
Other links of interest:
The Area Events. Please Click here.