*2019 GIBBY AWARD NOMINATIONS*

 

The deadline for submitting nominations for 2019 Gibby Award is fast approaching!

This award is meant to honor an individual or couple "who has made an outstanding effort to improve the trail system on public lands." The nomination must be endorsed by four (4) OHC members, each belonging to a different county. This award may be given upon the recommendation of the Merit Award Committee and approved by the OHC Executive Cabinet. The first full weekend of August each year will be known as the "Gibby Ride" to honor the recipient of this award.  

Mail your nomination via USPS to the Merit Awards Committee Chair:

                                                                                     Rick Patterson

                                                                                     438 Ridge Avenue

                                                                                     Newark, Ohio 43055  

For more information, contact Rick Patterson at 740-258-4921

Nominations must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2019. No electronic submissions or copies will be accepted.

 

                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                           

 

$750 Grant Award Recipients

 

CENTRAL REGION - DELAWARE - ALUM CREEK STATE PARK - Trail drainage and improvements

NORTHEAST REGION - JEFFERSON - JEFFERSON LAKE STATE PARK - Trail repair, correct erosion and mud

NORTHWEST REGION - ERIE - ERIE METROPARK - Trail improvements

SOUTHEAST REGION - PERRY - BURR OAK STATE PARK - Expansion of horse camp; trail improvements

SOUTHWEST REGION - MIAMI - HONEY CREEK PRESERVE ( Miami Co. Parks) - Clear invasive vegetation and tree removal; Trail 3 clearing

 

$5000 Matching Grant Award Recipients

$5000 plus $1500 returned from 2018

CENTRAL REGION - LICKING - DILLON STATE PARK - New shelter house/car port with stone and electric - $1500

NORTHEAST REGION - GEAUGA - ELLERIN Property (HOLLBROOK HOLLOWS TRAIL SYSTEM - New connecting trail - $1000

SUMMIT - RICHLAND HERITAGE PRESERVE - New parking lot serving trails added 2016-2018 - $1000

NORTHWEST REGION - WOOD - VAN BUREN STATE PARK - Trail drainage repair - $500

SOUTHEAST REGION - JACKSON - HAMMERTOWN LAKE HORSE TRAILS - signage and tractor rental - $500

SOUTHWEST REGION - BUTLER - SIEBOLD PARK - Trail repair - $1000

MONTGOMERY - SYCAMORE STATE PARK - trail drainage improvement - $1000

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Vicki Wagner Gibby Award 2018

 

Congratulations Vicki Wagner, our 2018 Gibby Award recipient. Vicki, a member of the Morgan County chapter, has devoted considerable time and effort to trail maintenance and/or trail improvement projects in not just one park, but several state parks throughout Ohio. Her contribution to the enhancement of our bridle trail system in Ohio truly exemplifies our motto of “horsemen helping horsemen”.
Vicki received her award during the “Gibby State Ride” weekend, held at Barkcamp State Park in Belmont County. This award recognizes an individual or couple who have made an outstanding effort to improve the trail system on public lands. The award is named after Wilbur “Gibby” Gibson, a trail blazer who helped start the movement in Ohio to have dedicated bridle trails.

The two proposed OHC Bylaw amendment resolutions below will be presented at the Fall 2018 OHC State Meeting.

The first “Lifetime Membership Amendment Resolution”:
1) Clarifies who is eligible to receive the Lifetime Membership Award
2) Makes Regional Representatives eligible to receive the the Lifetime Membership Award
3) Grants Lifetime Membership Award approval authority to the Executive Cabinet.

                                     $750 regional grants
NW    Sandusky — at Sandusky county park (Christy Nature Preserve) Trail Maintenance
NE    Cuyahoga — Cleveland metro park — South Chagrin Reservation Stone for driveway and parking
CEN Clark — Buck Creek State Park — Stone for driveway and parking
SW   Pike — Pike State Forest — Trail Maintenance
SE    Harrison — Harrison State Forest — Trail Maintenance (stone)

 

                                    $5,000 matching grants

Erie — Edison Woods Preserve — Trail Repair - $500
Columbiana — Beaver Creek State Park — New tie lines and stone for tie lines - $1500
Fairfield — Hocking State Forest Horse Camp — Tie line repairs - $500
Monroe — New horse trails at Plainview. (Wayne National Forest) -Stone for new parking lot - $2000
Carroll county — Jefferson Lake State Park — Trail Maintenance - $500

 

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