Achieving a milestone of 25,000 miles in the saddle was a team effort for Penny Passalacqua and her Tennessee walking horses Trooper and Lightning. President of the Cuyahoga County chapter of Ohio Horseman’s Council, she has enjoyed most of her riding time on the trails of the Cleveland Metroparks. Her family’s farm is adjacent to the South Chagrin Reservation, so within a few minutes Penny can transport her mind and spirit to the beauty that exists in the South Chagrin reservation which is one of seven draped around Cleveland. The Metroparks offer 100 miles of equine trails.

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The Ohio Horseman's Council (OHC) is providing monetary grants designed to give assistance for Equine-related projects that build relationships and enhance the community.

A grant of up to $5000 will be given out to one or several chapters depending on the amounts requested. Chapter(s) can apply for all $5000 or only part of it, but whatever amount chapter(s) receive must be matched for the same amount by the chapter(s).

A $750.00 monetary grant is also available.  One (1) Chapter per OHC Region (Northwest, Southwest, Central, Northeast, and Southeast) may be awarded a monetary grant with the total of all grants not more than $3,750.00. The amount of the grant will be determined by the number of Regions that have participating grant applicants.

The same application is used for both grants.

Congratulations Tom Bahl,  2017 Gibby Award Recipient. Tom is a Wayne County OHC member is truely represents "horseman helping horseman" as he spends countless hours working on maintaining and improving trails and camping facilities at Malabar Farm State Park and Mohican Memorial Forest.

Tom received his award at the recent "Gibby Ride" held at Barkcamp State Park in Belmont County. The award represents commitment to Ohio's bridle trails and is named after Wilbur "Gibby" Gibson, a trail blazer who helped start the movement in Ohio to have dedicated bridle trails.

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                                                 $750.00 Grants

Northwest - Wood County, Stall repairs, Van Buren State Park

Northeast - Cuyahoga County, Parking lots, Cleveland Metro Park

Central - Knox County, Trail repair, Parking lot, Thayer Ridge Park

Southwest - Pike County, Trail repair, Pike Lake

Southeast- Lawrence County, Trail repair, Paddle Creek, Lake Vesuvius


                         $5000.00 Matching Grant Recipients

Northeast - Cuyahoga County, $1000.00, Parking lot, Cleveland Metro

Southeast - Jackson County, $1000.00, Parking lot, Hammer Town Lake

Southwest - Ross County, $1000.00, Stone parking lot, Tar Hollow

Southwest- Preble County, $1000.00, Horse arena, Huston Woods

Central - Delaware County, $500.00, Trail repair, Alum Creek

Central - Fairfield County, $500.00, Tie lines, Hocking State Forest (group camp)

Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc. awarded its prestigious Lifetime Membership award to Jack and Linda Weese at the recent OHC state membership meeting. (See picture in slider at top of page) Left to right:  Kris Green, Awards Chairperson;   Linda Weese and Jack Weese, recipients of the honored award;   Arden Sims, President - Ohio Horseman’s Council.