APA Ohio Chapter


Tuesday, May 9, 2017
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EDT

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Experience the adventure of the first horseback ride to reopen the inimitable Backbone Trail...67-miles of spectacular but exceptionally rugged terrain from Pt. Mugu State Park in Ventura County to Will Rogers State Historic Park in Santa Monicahistoric Backbone Trail. Join the Backbone Trail Cowgirls for a panel presentation from this appropriately strong riding quintet of women, led by famed 81-year-old former Tevis Cup endurance rider, Ruth Gerson. The Backbone Trail was officially designated as a National Recreational Trail on June 4, 2016, patched together, segment by segment, over more than 40 years. In all, 180 propeties were stitched together to create the trail. Want to be inspired? Come learn about how perseverance, a sense of purpose, and partnerships brought the Backbone back to California and National Recreation Trail enthusiasts.


Jan Hancock

Invited Speaker

Jan Hancock, the equestrian representative on the American Trails Board of Directors, strives to bring new information to the trails community at every International Trails Symposium. Jan is involved in multiple national trails projects and programs involving equestrian trail planning, design, construction and maintenance through her company, Hancock Resources LLC ... Read More

Contact Info

Christine Dersi Davis, info@ohioplanning.org