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  • Park News and Projects - Courtesy Stable
    Parks Recreation has proposed a Treetop Adventure area in the Wissahickon Valley See information about the activity here Stay tuned for further information regarding results of Community Meetings and Q A www goape com The City of Philadelphia introduced an ordinance amending Title 10 of the Philadelphia Code entitled Regulation of Individual Conduct Activity The ordinance Chapter 10 100 refers to Animals in particular horses Read the Bill here The Bill has been referred to the Committee on Law Government The Sustainable Trails Initiative STI is a multi stage commitment by the Friends of the Wissahickon to help make the 50 miles of natural surface National Recreation Trails in the Wissahickon Valley Park an environmentally and socially sustainable system that works for everybody For more information on the Sustainable Trails Initiative click here In November 2009 work began on the Houston Meadow Reclamation Project This project is aimed at enlarging enhancing and maintaining Houston Meadow which provides a unique and important habitat for birds butterflies and other wildlife The meadow previously too fragile of an area for heavy usage will soon be open to mountain bikers Click here for a pdf with more details In Summer of 2010 the Cathedral

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  • Blog - Courtesy Stable
    actually called the barn at around 11 to see what time we were going to be there Both kids adults love the horses Peo more Mon Aug 26 2013 07 39PM Comments 5 Pennsylvania Equine Council Trail Stewardship Workshop The workshop was well attended New folks from Montgomery Delaware county were there as well as folks from Philly Soon more equine folks will be working to help promote trail stewardship in those areas more Sun Mar 10 2013 05 06PM Comments 5 Winter in the Wissahickon Tonight this Trail Ambassador is off duty As I head out on the trail I leave one world and enter another The trail leads me directly into lower Houston Meadow a recent site where Fairmount Park and the Philadelphia Water Dept are working to reduce runoff and eliminate soil erosion and water degradation in the Wissahickon Creek Last year they cleared approximately 25 acres of trees Th more Wed Nov 21 2012 07 22AM Comments 4 Benny the Cat more Wed Aug 08 2012 09 54PM Comments 12 Horses in the Park at Ales for Trails On Saturday July 7 in temps soaring over 100 degrees Stone Brewing Company held a fund raiser at Valley Green Inn for the benefit of the Friends of the Wissahickon Sustainable Trails Initiative We attended met lots of new friends helped lots of people learn understand about horses on trails and off It was a very pleasant day more Sun Jul 08 2012 06 25PM Comments 6 Girl Scouts at Courtesy Stable Barn Days On Saturday June 23rd the Girl Scouts came to spend Barn Days at Courtesy Stable Follow this link for some great shots of their day http www5 snapfish com snapfish thumbnailshare AlbumID 6564935027 a 10717693028 4555400027 otsc SHR otsi SALBlink COBRAND NAME snapfish more

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  • Pennsylvania Equine Council - Courtesy Stable
    2010 West Mount Airy Philadelphia An industrious group of volunteers met to improve wildlife habitat and protect native plant species The work area was on the Orange Trail between Kitchen s Lane Bridge and Mt Airy Avenue This is a beautiful section of woodsy trail which is a hike only trail with many tall shady trees a view of the Creek and always a cool breeze Native species are diverse mature and regenerating Hickory green ash white red and scarlet oak black walnut tulip poplar white pine hemlock Mountain Laurel ferns euonymus verbena and others Wildlife is plentiful with foxes turtles now laying their eggs frogs toads screech owls wood ducks songbirds hawks deer kestrels and butterflies The invasive species removal included devil s walking stick wild roses and burning bushes Stephen Jones WRV was the technical advisor on how to prioritize the removal and how to dispose and disperse the plant material The Pennsylvania Equine Council serves Pennsylvania s equine population through education stewardship and programs that promote safety Our goal is to ensure that horses in Pennsylvania will always have access to safe trails will be safe in their barns and on the road and will always have access to the kind of care that enhances the quality of their lives The Pennsylvania Equine Council volunteers included riders from 3 barns Monastery Stable Courtesy Stable Northwestern Stable The Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers WRV is dedicated to the restoration of the natural areas of the Wissahickon Valley in Philadelphia s Fairmount Park WRV organizes volunteers to remove invasive plants establish native vegetation improve trails and pick up trash Cynthia Turecki Assistant Barn Manager at Courtesy Stables said As park users inhabitants of the Wissahickon Valley we have a responsibility to our horses our trails To maintain both with a happy healthy balance is our goal To protect support the environment is equally as important as is our responsibility to our equine partners Diane Garvey We are fortunate to be able to ride horses in this beautiful park WRV dedicates a lot of volunteer labor improving the value of the woods and we wanted to show our support Besides we all had fun interacting with people from the other barns and the WRV guys were knowledgeable and upbeat Diane Schrader says about the event I showed up because I care about the park and its future I also came because I want to support the horses and equestrians who use the park in any way I can I learned about what types of plants and trees are invasive and why it s important that they are removed They take up precious real estate that is needed for the native plants and trees which provide food and shelter for wildlife It was enjoyable being part of a team and working together to improve the condition of the park Steve Jones I have been looking forward to doing restoration work led by equestrians in the Wissahickon for a long time It s really

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  • Trail Information - Courtesy Stable
    Login Is Reserved for BSCS Board Members Only Thank You Email Password Remember Me Forgot Password Trail Information Trail Guidelines Permits Maps Hey Interested in riding the beautiful trails in the Wissahickon Valley While the park has NO DEDICATED parking lot for horse trailers you are MORE THAN WELCOME to bring your truck trailer PARK AT COURTESY STABLE SORRY WE DO NOT OFFER HORSES OUT TO RENT FOR TRAIL RIDES

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  • Support Us - Courtesy Stable
    can Make a Difference Why Support Us The Boarders Stewards of Courtesy Stable is a Non Profit Charitable organization that is dedicated to creating an equine friendly environment that provides a quality care facility for our horses as well as preserves the natural beauty history found in the Wissahickon Valley We strive to offer the opportunity to improve education for the surrounding general public as well as ourselves in any and all areas of riding horse care and horse health encouraging and enhancing a relationship between the general public and the horse community in the neighborhood as well as the entire Wissahickon Valley How you can make a difference Donate Volunteer If you are interested in making a donation please use the link below Donate Money Safely and Securely You can specify which of our wish list items you would like to donate to by sending us an email If you are interested in helping us by volunteering your professional services or by donating materials such as wood or electrical supplies please contact us Accomplished Resurfaced the footing in the riding arena with a more comfortable sand screening mix Installed new breaker box electrical outlets at each stall throughout the

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  • Events - Courtesy Stable
    HIP Horses in the Park Activities Workdays Fund Raising Events Education Gift Certicates Our Friends Our Sponsors Blog Entries Horses in the Park 08 25 2013 Pennsylvania Equine Council Trail Stewardship Workshop Winter in the Wissahickon Benny the Cat Horses in the Park at Ales for Trails more The Login Is Reserved for BSCS Board Members Only Thank You Email Password Remember Me Forgot Password Events Check the Sub Menu

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    Horses in the Park 08 25 2013 Pennsylvania Equine Council Trail Stewardship Workshop Winter in the Wissahickon Benny the Cat Horses in the Park at Ales for Trails more The Login Is Reserved for BSCS Board Members Only Thank You Email Password Remember Me Forgot Password HIP Horses In The Park A Monthly Equine Park Event Horses In The Park HIP Last Sunday of each month weather permitting Horses in the Park meets at 1 00 PM at Valley Green Inn Who Equestrians their Mounts What An Equine Experience When Last Sunday of Every Month 1PM Where Valley Green Inn Forbidden Drive Wissahickon Valley Fairmount Park Why An up close personal experience Ask questions meet greet the horses their riders Learn about safe proper etiquette when encountering a horse on the trail or Forbidden Drive and how to safely approach a horse To read an interview with the founder of HIP Horses In the Park click here Come Celebrate the Horse Horses have been a part of our country and in the Wissahickon Valley for centuries Man has ridden them into battle used them for plowing fields to put food on the table and earn a living the Lenape Indians

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  • Activities - Courtesy Stable
    Pennsylvania Equine Council Trail Stewardship Workshop Winter in the Wissahickon Benny the Cat Horses in the Park at Ales for Trails more The Login Is Reserved for BSCS Board Members Only Thank You Email Password Remember Me Forgot Password Activities Building Relationships Horse Bike Experience Twice each year the Equestrians the Mountain Bikers converge at Courtesy Stables for a Horse Bike Experience We have a brief introduction of the participants which allow the users to get to know each other by name We also find out a little bit about each other We then do a Short Session on Trail Etiquette How different situations affect the horse his her reaction What to expect what s un expected A horse is a horse of course Equestrians work together with the Bikers to help eliminate user conflicts by discussing practicing proper trail protocol what to do when you encounter another user What the horse sees how he perceives the bike rider What s the safest method for passing How different horses respond differently to bikers why it s important for the biker be consistent in their approach We spend some time in the ring and then go up into the field next

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