Happy June!

CHC has been very busy the past few months, so this is an update on our work and a request for volunteers.

First of all, we finally go DEEP to help out with the illegal vehicle use that has been rampant for years.  Our first project has been the Larkin Bridle trail. DEEP has come up with an ongoing survey to collect data statewide.   We are encouraging individuals and organizations to participate and report any sightings. We ask that individuals save the link to their mobile devices and/or copy the URL code in the PDF and continue reporting as often as they see illegal vehicles on all state trails. (See attached newsletter)

We are asking organizations to please consider posting this information and keeping this up as a featured item on your FB page, send in email/ newsletter.

We are asking for volunteers to promote horses at public events with the DEEP “No Child Left Inside” programs.  See attached for dates.  If you have a safe horse or pony , please consider  bringing them to one of the 3 events scheduled.  Please contact me with any of the events that you possibly can attend.

 “Share the Trail” Courtesy Education Events

Can you help to set up a table at one of your local parks to help educate around the state?  (We’ll give you material to do so – Contact Diane Ciano)

 Two members of CHC and the Equine Advisory Council have set up educational tables at trail heads/parking lots in parks that have issues with unleashed dogs and bicyclists.   It is a very simple set up that we ask you to do in your area of the state.  CHC will provide you with materials.  See Newsletter on the two events that have been held.

CHC can only be strong with its membership helping.  We are all volunteers and if each of us can take a few hours to help out to promote and educate horses we can do so much.

If you have not yet joined CHC, please consider supporting our efforts. 

Thank you

Diane Ciano



Our next CT Horse Council meeting is Tuesday, October 4th, 2024 at 6:30pm at the Eversource Building, 107 Selden Street – Berlin, Connecticut 06037.

Join Zoom Meeting: Will be provided the week prior to the meeting.

Upcoming Open Rides: 

Sunday, July 21, CT Trail Rides Assoc. – Ginger Tullai Memorial Open Trail Ride and Walk Machimoodus-Sunrise State Park: $10.00 minimum donation to the Nonprofit The Friends of Machimoodus/Sunrise State Park.   Host: CTRA AVP Christel Maturo 475-414-6840 Trail leader Ruth Strontzer 475-238-5887 Machimoodus-Sunrise State Park 121 Leesville Rd (Route 151), Moodus, CT 06469

Sunday, July 21, Ride for Open Space – Wyndam Land Trust                                                                        Ride the beautiful Trails of the Wyndam Land Trust preserves. All proceeds go to the Trust to further their mission to preserve open space in Windham County. Registration required.      Contact: Penny Foisey pfoisey@gmail.com

Upcoming Events- Outreach/Education: Can You help? Do you have a “Safe “ horse or pony you can bring to these events?

DEEP No Child Left Inside Events– Families in the Parks Program:

August 3, 2024 – Dinosaur State Park – Rocky Hill, CT 9am-3pm (Contact Diane Ciano)

August 9th , 10th and 11th– Perseids Campout – Pachaug State Forest

Join for the day or camp out with the NCLI, the Last Green Valley and the Friends of Pachaug State Forest.  Bring your horse/pony any of those days.

You are welcome to camp there also. (Contact Diane Ciano) 


2024 CHC Meeting Details:

Please note our upcoming CHC meeting dates below:

December 3rd, 2024

Please support your CT State Horse Council 2024 Membership Application

We look forward to seeing old friends and welcome new members, and helping our communities in all aspects of horse life, education and care. Join our organization, get up to date information on legislation, policies and more.