Save the Equestrian Center

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Save the Equestrian Center

This petition had 1,234 supporters
Friends of the EC started this petition to Hon. Alden McLaughlin, Premier Cayman Islands Government and

We, the clients and friends of the Equestrian Center (EC), hereby petition the Cayman Islands Government to move the planned extension of the Linford Pierson Highway off the parcels of land on which the EC operates. The parcels of land are 14D 74, 239 and 240.

The EC has been operational for 25 years and was established long before the first two lanes of the highway were constructed. The Government now wants to run four lanes of traffic over this property. This would make it impossible for the EC to operate safely and the island's longest standing riding school and pony park will be forced to close. As a result, residents will be forced out, jobs will be lost and the animals will be left homeless. For years the EC has welcomed visitors through it's gates - whether to pet the animals, play in the pony park or watch Cayman athletes represent their country in an equestrian event. The EC has without a doubt done the island a great service by bringing together the community and putting the Cayman Islands on the international stage for equestrian sports. The EC is a national institution, to close would mean that the community has lost a great treasure.

But it doesn't have to be this way. There is a solution! There is suitable, undeveloped land directly opposite the riding school. We hope that the Government can see fit to utilise this land instead of destroying 25 years of history and forcing the closure of a facility that provides the community with a rare and wonderful service. If you care about the EC and the pony park, if you care about horses and equestrian sport, if you care about preserving green space, please sign this petition.

To the Cayman Islands Government, we are not opposed the widening of the Linford Pierson Highway but we kindly ask you to please reconsider your position. The following signatures are a demonstration of public outcry against your current road plan.

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