-To educate the general public about the Equine Community on Long Island. According to recent local estimates, there are 38,000-40,000 horses on Long Island, yet most people rarely get an opportunity to get near one. We offer opportunities for people to interact with horses, ponies, and other livestock with the help of our many volunteers. Our annual Equine Festival has been described by Long Island Equestrians as Long Island’s “Equine Affaire”. The event is free to the public and all costs to run the festival are paid by Muttontown Horsemen’s Association and local sponsors.
-To provide financial grants to Nassau County Soil and Water (a Division of New York State) for trail maintenance. The first project was the King Zog Loop on the north side of the Preserve which is 2.5 miles. The Christies' Field Loop, on the south side, is currently being planned. These trail maintenance efforts clear trails of fallen trees, widen the trails, and remove invasive species.
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-To protect the Muttontown Preserve. We work in cooperation with the Nassau County Department of Parks & Recreation to maintain and improve the trail system for riding, hiking, and nature walks, along with the preservation of green spaces in Muttontown and the surrounding areas.
-To work with local village government and landowners to protect the adjoining trail systems.
-To support other equestrian organizations on Long Island.