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Equestrians- Keep our trails at Goddard Park

This petition had 3,827 supporters


In 1927 the son and daughter of Colonel Robert Hale Ives Goddard donated
one of the family estates to be a state park in memory of their father. Colonel Goddard 1837-1916 was the son of William G. Goddard, first Chancellor of Brown University and Charlotte Rhoda Ives Goddard.
This gift of Goddard State Park has since provided a number of features for many to enjoy. One of them is the equestrian show area and 18 miles of trails.
Now there is a petition circulating asking DEM to allow cross country high school kids to run on the trails. Which is fine - they should enjoy them too. No reason we all can’t enjoy them. However some of the language in that petition is concerning:

“ 3) Equestrian riders account for less than 1/10th of one percent of park users. If equines are included in the computation, the percentage would increase to 1/5th of one percent, though it is not clear whether the horses themselves are considered “park users.” 

Now I feel that our equestrian community is larger but regardless, we are significant - so please sing this petition!
I know I am a park user and so is my horse!
So please if you want to keep riding our beautiful equestrian trails, which is also a historic piece of the Goddard Park beauty we enjoy - please sign this petition !
Thank you



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