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The Miami County Equine Initiatives Task Force Trails is a grass roots organization dedicated to the development of equine trails and venues and the growth of the equine industry within Miami County. As such, it serves as the umbrella organization which provides the central source of support offering assistance in a full range of trail considerations such as planning, establishment, maintenance, and education.


Appointed Positions



Steve Glaser

Vice Chairman

Denise Mealy


Kris DesAutels


Flora Rectenwald

Lead Scout

Mike Loughman


Dan Lippiatt

Ex-Officio Member

Dick Gentis 


Vegetation Technology Center

OVAHA | Ohio Valley Arabian Horse Association

Standing Committees  
Lead Trail Scout Mike Loughman
Trail Safety & Security Training Mick Retman
Horsemanship Training & Parks Advisor Larry Head
Private Trails Denise Mealy
Referrals Flora Rectenwald
Horse Presence at Events Paul Mealy
Special Committees  
City of Piqua Liaison Denise Mealy
Elizabeth Township Trails Flora Rectenwald
Hug The Earth Festival Kris DesAutels, Jennifer DeMaro, Linda Laufer





Ohio Horseman’s Council

Tom Green, President

Elizabeth Township Zoning

Ted McDowell, Zoning Inspector

Bethel Township Zoning

Andy Ehrhart, Zoning Administrator

Miami County Economic Development

Justin Sommer, Director

Miami County Engineer                 

Doug Christian, P.E., P.S., County Engineer (retired)

Honeycreek Watershed Leigh Ann Gerardi McCulla, Coordinator, SWCD
Ohio NRCS            Karen McCalister, District Conservationist
Dark County Parks Roger Van Frank, Director
4-H Youth Pam Bartel, Treasurer, Miami County 4-H Horse Club Officer
Equine Therapeutic Riding

Keith Schaurer, President/CEO, Eagles Wings Stables & Leah Edwards, Captain, Heroes Calvary Equine Therapy

Harness Horse Racing & Equine Health

Dr. Zac King, D.V.M.


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