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).
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
OPEN Position, Second Congressional District, to be filled
Laurie Giannotti, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Liaison
- Promote equestrian use on public lands.
- Preserve, maintain and restore existing trails.
- Promote the development of new “Multi-Use” trails.
- Document and create maps for trails used by equestrians.
2019 Meeting Schedule:
EAC will meet at the Connecticut Forest & Park Association
, 16 Meriden Road, in Rockfall, CT from 6:30-8 PM on the following Thursdays: June 20st, September 19th, and December 12th. The public is welcomed.
Content last updated: June 19, 2019