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Equine Trail Development in Wellington County

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dc.contributor.advisor Cummings, Harry Svecova, Lucie 2013-05-09T20:14:36Z 2013-05-09T20:14:36Z 2013-05 2013-05-06 2013-05-09
dc.description.abstract Wellington County represents a region with an extensive and well developed horse industry. As a result there is significant potential for development in its rural areas. This study reveals important facts regarding the development of equine trail networks in Wellington County. The existing number of horses, horse farms, related facilities, as well as the enormous interest of horse riders and horse industry associations suggest high potential for use of these equine trails. In particular the research points out the current lack of horse trails in the county which has one of the highest horse populations in Ontario. Identification of current trends, demands, and overall situation within the industry has led to an elaboration of a framework for the Wellington County equine trail development. The evaluation of the equine trail potential impacts and contributions to rural communities indicates positive outcomes resulting in sustainable community development. The recommendations drawn from this research further suggest a need to elaborate a General Horse Trail Planning and Construction Guide; establish an Equine Trail Organization; create a Master Plan; continue ongoing development of stakeholder relationships; establish equine trail spatial planning considering private land utilization; and integrate future trail plans into County and Regional Planning. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
dc.subject Equine en_US
dc.subject Trail en_US
dc.subject Community en_US
dc.subject County en_US
dc.subject Development en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Horses en_US
dc.subject Rural en_US
dc.subject Trail Impacts en_US
dc.subject Wellington en_US
dc.title Equine Trail Development in Wellington County en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Rural Planning and Development en_US Master of Science (Planning) en_US School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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