DEEP: CT Equine Advisory Council

{Connecticut Equine Advisory Logo}
The Council was established on May 22, 2007 by Public Act 07-42 to assist the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection with issues related to the preservation of equine trails in the state.
 
Membership:  The council consists of the president of the Connecticut Horse Council and five representatives from organizations that serve the horse industry within each congressional district statewide in addition to one member of the Connecticut Forests and Parks Association, appointed by the minority leader of the Senate. 

Current members are:
 
Fred Mastele – Acting President of the CT Horse Council; Vice President of the New England Arabian Trail Organization; Durham Agricultural Commission Chair; horse owner and trail rider.
 
Meg Sautter, Newington / First Congressional District. 
CT Horse Council -Volunteer Horse Patrol Supervisor, Middlebury Bridle Lands Association, and avid trail rider throughout the State of Connecticut, State Animal Response Team (SART)  member - Region 3/5, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member (EHartford, Region 3).
 
Ginger Tullai/ Second Congressional District.
CT Horse Council Volunteer Horse Patrol Supervisor.  Vice President for Friends of Machimoodus/Sunrise Resort State Park.  Member of CT Trail Riders Association and Farm Bureau.  Horse owner and avid trail rider.
 
Diane Ciano,  Plymouth / Fifth Congressional District. 
CT Horse Council -Volunteer Horse Patrol Supervisor, Trails Chairperson for CHC, and avid trail rider throughout the State of Connecticut, State Animal Response Team (SART) member - Region 5, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member.
 
Ruth Beardsley,  Bethany / Third Congressional District. 
CT Horse Council, CT Dressage & Combined Training Association, Bethany Horsemen, Bethany Horse Council, Bethany Zoning Board of Appeals, attorney, adjunct professor of Equine Law at Post University, horse owner.

David Frassinelli
, Newtown / Fourth Congressional District.  Equestrian and horse owner.

Eric Hammerling
, Connecticut Forest & Park Association
 
Laurie Giannotti, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Liaison
 
{EAC Members Photo 2017}
 
EAC members - Shown left to right, Meg Sautter, Laurie Giannotti, Eric Hammerling, Fred Mastele, Ginger Tullai, David Frassinelli, Ruth Beardsley and Diane Ciano.
 
  1. Promote equestrian use on public lands.
  2. Preserve, maintain and restore existing trails.
  3. Promote the development of new “Multi-Use” trails.
  4. Document and create maps for trails used by equestrians.
2017 Meeting Schedule:

The EAC will meet at Eversource Energy meeting room located at 107 Selden Street, Berlin, CT from 6:30-9 PM on the following Thursdays: March 16, June 15, September 21, December 14.  The public is welcomed.
 
 
Contact Us:  Please email Fred Mastele (president@cthorsecouncil.org) with questions or concerns.
 
Content last updated: December 19, 2017