Partnerships blaze public riding trails

Miami County’s Park District added equine trails to its list of offerings with the Nov. 8 opening of four miles of trails in the 200-acre Honey Creek Preserve.

Riders and their horses along with project supporters gathered at the trail head near the Preserve entrance off Ohio 202 just east of Tipp City for a morning ribbon cutting and trail dedication.

The trail is the second public facility to open in the county with an effort started a few years ago by the Miami County Equine Initiatives Task Force.

The first public trail opened in 2012 in Tipp City’s Kyle Park, a cooperative effort between the city, its park advisory board and the MCEITF.

The Honey Creek Preserve trail also is the result of a partnership with MCEITF, Scott Myers, park district executive director, said.

“To get to this point is a very exciting day for the park district, a very exciting day for Miami County and a very exciting day for horse lovers,” Myers said.

“Being able to partner with the task force, they have educated us and our staff quite a bit. They have been a great partner,” he added. “As the park district approaches our 50th anniversary in a couple of years, you will see more partnerships because it makes for better quality of life here in Miami County.”

One Hundred Years in Newfield

  1. The theme includes common colors, Dala horses, and other related items. Not bent Mexican light poles, travel a few blocs to see dog turd statutes with saloons featuring can can dancers and reenactments of gunfights. Yes go eat at the hitching post
  2. Carrie Peck's grocery store sold everything; cars were a rarity and horses were common. Archie Allen was the funeral director; George Gardener was the postmaster. The schoolhouse was “a wonderful place,” “When my husband and I were married, there
  3. Horses run in the clan's blood. They breed and school them at the Spring Spur homestead. Kath's grandfather served in the Light Horse Brigade, and her father ran trail rides in the Latrobe Valley until he died after his horse fell in unlikely

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