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Western Chapter NY State Horse Council Scholarship
The Western Chapter of the New York State Horse Council is offering a $500.00 scholarship to a Western Chapter member enrolling in a collegiate horse related program or a professional certification program (Parelli, John Lyons, Farrier, etc.).
To qualify for the 2017 scholarship the applicant must be a member of the Western Chapter and
provide all the application requirements by September 1, 2017. All applications will be reviewed by
the Western Chapter Scholarship Committee and the scholarship recipient will be notified on or
before September 30, 2017.
Scholarship funds may be paid directly to the institution or program in which the recipient is
For questions regarding the scholarship, please contact:
Mary McNall     585-322-2696
Phyllis Jensen     716-288-8089
Barbara Moore     716-912-2100.
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Carlton Hill Wildlife Management Areas

Located in the town of Middlebury in Wyoming County- region 9
On March 21st there was a meeting with Emilio Rende, region 9 DEC (Dept. of Environmental Conservation wildlife manager and a number of equestrians from the region 9 area,  to discuss the 2017 changes at Carlton Hill and the impact on riding there.
First I want everyone to realize that Carlton Hill is a Wildlife Management area.  Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are lands owned by New York State under the control and management of the Department of Environmental Conservation's Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources. These lands have been acquired primarily for the production and use of wildlife.  The goals of the WMA are to guide habitat management decisions, which benefit wildlife and support wildlife-related recreation, specifically hunting and fishing.
Our horse community for many years has taken for granted that these lands were open to them.  OFFICIALLY HORSES DO NOT HAVE TO BE ALLOWED AT ALL ON CARLTON HILL WMA.  Emilio Rende and the other DEC management for this are willing to work with the equine community to allow limited use at Carlton Hill.  All equestrians MUST REMEMBER THIS IS A PRIVLIDGE being put forth  by the DEC, however if we do not comply with their requests all equine use of the property could be terminated.
What are the changes- 
• Carlton Hill will be open to horses from June 1st  through September 30th
• Approximately half of the trails will be closed which are currently interfering with the purpose of the land.
• As soon as the maps are finalized they will be posted for the public.
Barb Cunningham
NYS Horse Council
Western Regional Director

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