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STC Recommendation Letter

posted Jun 8, 2014, 8:15 AM by Ken Carpenter
To whom it may concern,
As the president of the Glacial Drumlin Horse Trail Association, I am writing this letter of recommendation to nominate Patty Wisneski as the next equestrian representative on the Governors State Trails Council.
 Patty is an avid trail rider who believes in multi-use trails and the benefits of working with others to enhance trails in Wisconsin. Working on the Wisconsin Horse Council (WHC) trail grant sub-committee, she assesses trail projects and assists in approving grant monies so these projects can be accomplished. As an educator, Patty embraces the importance of talking to others about her interest in horses, riding, and camping; answering questions so other types of users can familiarize themselves with the basic instincts of horses and the needs of their riders. She communicates well with concise questions and answers. At the ATV/UTV Trailcon USA conference in northern Wisconsin last year she took an interest in their sport and brought her horse to demonstrate how these groups could work together and use proper trail etiquette to avoid conflicts on the trails. She also showed them how they could assist an equestrian back onto their horse by letting her use the ATV bumper as a mounting block after getting off her horse to be our equine ambassador.  
 Patty has been an active member of the WHC trails committee and the co-ordinator of their Ride Wisconsin program in which she enlists new riders to log their time in the saddle and prepares the end of year awards. With her enthusiasm and passion about equestrians seeing the State while on horseback she is fully aware of how public lands, and communication and co-operation with land managers, are an integral part of this sport.  
 Patty is a small business owner who knows how to work within a fixed budget and this skill is demonstrated further with her work on the WHC trails committee. She supports businesses that are close to public trails, knowing it enhances the local economy, and appreciates their support of trail users.
 In conclusion, Patty Wisneski would be an asset to the Governors State Trails Council with enthusiasm, understanding, communication skills and a business sense. Please contact me if I can further assist with her becoming a part of this great team of trail users.

 Margaret Kraege
President, Glacial Drumlin Horse Trail Association