We are asking that you respectfully reach out to elected officials through email or by
telephone. As emotional as this subject is for many of us, if we complain about
management, become angry or communicate in a negative way, it will simply reinforce
issues and further encourage Council to re-purpose or sell the property.
Elected Official’s Contact Info:
Jenny Wilson Member at Large (385) 468-7451
Richard Snelgrove - Chair Member at Large (385)
Jim Bradley Member at Large (385) 468-7453
Arlyn Bradshaw District 1 (385) 468-7454
Michael H. Jensen District 2 (385) 468-7455
Aimee Winder Newton District 3 (385) 468-7456
Sam Granato District 4 (385) 468-7457
Steve DeBry District 5 (385) 468-7458
Max Burdick District 6 (385) 468-7459
It is imperative that our elected officials understand how priceless this park is to
our community and the surrounding communities as well as the equestrian industry in the
State of Utah.
Tips for Effective Communication with our Elected Officials:
1. State who you are.
Email: Put Your Name/Address at the Top of Message. If you’re a registered voter state so!
2. Be clear about your position, be brief and humanize your message.
‘I support the Equestrian Park Coalition’s mission To Protect and Enhance the Salt Lake
County Equestrian Park for All User Groups because _______________.
3. Please Don't "Flame".
You are entitled to disagree with council. Positive forward thinking messages are far better
received than negative finger pointing.
4. Don't Become "Spam."
An office that receives numerous messages from a single person quickly loses sight of the
urgency or expertise that the constituent can bring to a specific issue.
5. Establish Your Credibility.
Explain if you are an expert in some area. Also, state if you are either a personal supporter
or a party supporter.
6. Addressing Management – Constructive complaining leads to change.
Explain your personal involvement with management if applicable. If you agree Council and
Parks & Rec have become disconnected from the Equestrian Center management state so.
Expressing in length a negative opinion becomes a rant. Please address the problem and
Can’t find your own words? Feel free to use this from our petition:
The Salt Lake County Equestrian Park is the largest equestrian park in the State of Utah.
Used by thousands of horse owners yearly, re-purposing the park and eliminating the
equestrian facility would impact thousands of people who depend on the horse industry for
not only income but a way of life.
I have used the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park for _____ years for: _______________.
The County has hundreds of special interest parks for soccer, baseball, golf, etc., but only
ONE Equestrian Park.
The central location is perfect for many different types of equestrian and non-equestrian
events. The show barns, outdoor and indoor arenas are used by numerous organizations
and clubs throughout the year.
I urge Salt Lake County to invest into this existing park and follow through responsibly
after the millions of dollars already spent on the amazing indoor and covered arenas,
outdoor arenas and race track. This venue has the potential to be a world class facility.