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LATEST NEWS

2016 EVENTS


CANCELLED: June 4, Breezy Trail Ride, Boyds, Maryland Due to the poor footing caused by all the rain we had in May, we are forced to cancel this weekend's trail ride. Once we have a rescheduled date, we will contact you with the specifics. Thank you for your understanding.

Trail Ride, Location TBD
WHEN: Late September. Stay tuned for details!

IMPORTANT TRAIL ADVISORY


We have been advised that a large tree is completely blocking the Dry Seneca Trail below Beyond a Bay Farm (formerly Tulip Pond). Several sections have been cut, but the root ball and a large hole remain, which requires professional attention. Therefore, the Dry Seneca Trail south of Sugarland is CLOSED until further notice. Please do not ride up to it because the ground is unstable and horses cannot safely turn around on the narrow, steep trail.


EPIC'S ADOPT-A-TRAIL PROGRAM


EPIC Adopt-A-Trail Sign EPIC is now offering the unique opportunity to sponsor sections of our Montgomery County trail system.


WHY SPONSOR?
Pledging your support for our Adopt-a-Trail program is an easy way to support the EPIC trails and help maintain them. It will allow us to continue our mission to preserve land for equestrian use throughout Montgomery County and its Agricultural Reserve. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible donation goes to trail maintenance.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?
EPIC will have a custom sign made with your name, that of your business or a person or a horse you’d like to honor. The sign will be posted on a marker on one of our trail systems. We will send you a photo of your sign with the trail and post number once it is installed. We also will note your contribution in our newsletter. Your sponsorship is effective for five years.

WHAT TRAILS CAN I SPONSOR?
You can select any unclaimed marker, or we can choose one for you.

WHAT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY?
Once you have requested your sponsorship, you have no further responsibility other than to enjoy our wonderful trail system! EPIC will continue to maintain the trails.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We offer two payment options: Pay $250 up front, and the balance will be billed to you in two yearly installments of $125 each for a total pledge of $500. Or you can save $50 with a one-time upfront payment of $450.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Pay via PayPal on the membership page of our website at epicmontgomery.org/membership-2, email info@epicmontgomery.org or give us a call at (240) 338-0072.

Who We Are

horseShoeingEPIC is a non-profit organization created to preserve the equestrian heritage and rural character of Montgomery County, Maryland by conserving and protecting our natural resources. EPIC supporters and affiliates include equestrians, businesses and service providers serving equestrians, and individuals who care about horses, farming, and conservation of trails and open space in Montgomery County.

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What We Do

coltEPIC is one voice unifying the equestrian community and joining with farmers, conservation and outdoor groups. There exists a powerful connection and interdependency between horses on the one hand, and the survival of Montgomery County Agriculture and farmland on the other. According to the County Department of Economic Development, there are 233 horse farms and 192 farms producing hay out of a total of 577 farms in the County.

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What You Can Do

raceClick here to join EPIC or make a tax-deductible contribution to EPIC. You will receive EPIC’s newsletter and updates.

Click here to Volunteer—EPIC is a looking for volunteers to help preserving land and trails in Montgomery County.

Click here to be added to our Email List to receive updates such as trail rides, our annual meeting and other equestrian events.

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Supporting EPIC

About the Community Your support of EPIC helps insure the continuation of our work, which in turn increases opportunities for trail riding, land for horse facilities and open space generally. It also insures that the equestrian community is represented before all policy makers that impact equestrian life in Montgomery County. Find out more >