Summary: The webcast, featuring ELCR Board of Directors member Dot Moyer, will explore what is needed to create, maintain and sustain a successful private trail system.
Speaker Bio: Dot Moyer was raised on a large cattle farm in Charlottesville, Virginia. Riding, foxhunting, boarding and training horses and showing 4-H steers, she developed a lifelong interest in horses, agriculture and nature. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, she kept her OTTB in Wissahickon Park in Philadelphia, and learned about the challenges of keeping horses in a city environment. In 1990, her family relocated to Flat Rock, North Carolina. When the equestrian trails were built over there, she moved down the mountain to the Tryon area, where she met people from around the country also looking for places to ride and keep their horses.
Dot has represented and served on the boards of many community-based nonprofits during her career. Now retired, she focuses her efforts on preserving land and equestrian access. She is an active member of Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, the Polk County Soil and Water District Advisory Committee, and previously an active member of the Pacolet Area Conservancy, serving on its Land Committee. She has served on the Board of the Foothills Equestrian Trails Association, and focuses on its easement program to protect the trails.