Horses and Nature with the Oblong Trail Association

 

Oblong Trail Association pic

Oblong Trail Association
Image: oblongtrails.com

Lisa M. Nousek’s main area of concentration is in complex civil litigation. A partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, a New York City-based law firm, Lisa M. Nousek likes to spend her spare time with her horses and is a member of the Oblong Trail Association (OTA).

A nonprofit venture, the OTA’s parent organization is the Oblong Land Conservancy, which is dedicated to preserving the natural and rural environs around Pawling, Dover, in Dutchess County, New York. The OTA was founded in November 1, 2000, to promote equestrian and nature walking pursuits in the area and encourage horse and nature-loving people to preserve and live in the area as well.

A proposed trail for horseback riding and walking is planned and discussed by all stakeholders including OTA board members and land owners. Once the trial is agreed upon, a team marks the trail with GPS trail markers to generate a trail map. There are specific rules and guidelines that must be followed when using the trail. The OTA is funded by membership fees and tax-deductible donations.

The OTA will hold its 2016 Invitational Walk & Ride at a date to be announced.