Highlights of 2018

It’s been a great year for the Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance. Check out our activities and accomplishments! Become a 2019 member and join the fun!

DAHTA Highlights of 2018

Trail Development:

  • Ribbon cutting for the Ely Peak Loop in the Magney-Snively Area to reopen repaired trail for horse riding!
  • Front page Duluth News Tribune coverage, as well as all three TV stations.
  • Worked with the City of Duluth on trail and regulatory signage.

Fundraising efforts:

  • Rummage Sale at Proctor Moose Lodge
  • Donation Boxes at local tack and feed stores
  • “Spring Tune-up” horse sensory clinic
  • Trailer Loading Clinic
  • Duluth Air Show Beer Tent
  • Grants acquired from Duluth Community Foundation for trail signage and mounting blocks
  • Minnesota Trail Riders Association grant and additional DAHTA funds used to repair final section of wet Ely Peak trail.

Fun Activities:

  • Spring trail ride at Boulder Lake
  • Horse round pen demonstration at “Spring Tune-up”
  • Participated in Esko Fun Days parade

Education & Outreach:

  • Horses In Your Neighborhood (educates the public about horses and horse ownership at 5 local barns)
  • Table at Northland Horse Fair in Superior, presentation made about DAHTA
  • Participated in Duluth’s Great Outdoors Party
  • Met with trail user leaders at Zeitgeist for informal discussion about shared trail use and ways to communicate trail etiquette.
  • Further developed relationship with Cross Country Ski Club for shared trail development and maintenance.
  • Participated in DWP Restoration Technical Advisory Group to discuss share use best practices, and provide
  • Developed DAHTA display for City Hall, joining other trail user group displays.
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