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AEP employee and retiree trail ride scheduled for August

by on July 2, 2015

(Story by Jeff Rennie)

AEP employees and retirees are invited to hit the trail.

The 18th annual AEP Employee and Retiree Trail Ride at AEP’s ReCreation Land Equine Activity Area will take place Aug. 8 and 9 at the site located about seven miles north of McConnelsville, Ohio, at 3400 East State Route 78. Participants must bring their own horse.

Approximately 30 miles of trails are available to riders. Many are well shaded and hilly with shallow creek crossings.

Approximately 30 miles of trails are available to riders. Many are well shaded and hilly with shallow creek crossings.

The ride kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. Riders should pack a trail lunch. A potluck dinner is scheduled Saturday night with meat for grilling provided by AEP.

Anne Lindimore, administrative assistant senior at the AEP Transmission Field Operations office, in Zanesville, coordinates the outing.

“Save the weekend of August 8 for a good time with great people,” said Lindimore. “Hope to see you here!”

Approximately 30 miles of trails are available to riders. Many are well shaded and hilly with shallow creek crossings, said Lindimore. The trails were developed and are maintained in a partnership between AEP and the Ohio Horseman’s Council. Guides are available on Saturday and Sunday.

Free camping, firewood and horse water are provided. No electricity is available at the campsite, but there are Port-O-Lets and the area has tie lines and picnic tables. The trailhead staging area can accommodate 100 horse trailers.

A permit is required to use the Equine Activity Area, which is open to the public, and is available free online at http://www.aep.com/environment/conservation/recland/permit.aspx.

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