Mission Statement


The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes that are beneficial to the public interest of preserving and conserving land, wildlife and their habitats, and protecting the same from development; preserving access to existing natural territory; opening and conserving other natural territory for public use; educating the public to the rich tradition and history associated with riding to hounds on Long Island.  The mission of the Corporation is the following:
1.  To acquire, manage and to restore land to its natural, undeveloped state and to promote access to natural habitats for the public consistent with safeguarding the same to protect wildlife and its habitats for future generations to cherish and to enjoy;
2.  To work in conjunction with various public service groups as well as government agencies to clean public lands by removing pollution, debris and rubbish from these lands and restoring the same to its natural state;
3.  To open, clear and map trails for equestrian activities and provide access to these lands for use by the public for their enjoyment consistent with wildlife and habitat conservation and preservation;
4.  To acquire land for creating and preserving new habitats for wildlife on Long Island for the public to enjoy;
5.  To contribute funds to and work in conjunction with local educational institutions, nature conservancies and environmental groups to enable them to carry on research to study and preserve wildlife and their habitats on Long Island;
6.  To promote and encourage drag/scent hunts, as opposed to live hunts, as a charitable fundraising equestrian event;
7.  To study, encourage, promote and engage in the breeding, raising and training of horses, hounds and other animals necessary to promote, preserve and continue the tradition and history of riding to hounds;
8. To make distributions to other charitable organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code;
9.  To raise funds through the solicitation of grants and contributions from the general public and membership and through charitable equestrian events for the realization of said Corporate purposes.


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Contact Infomation

Honorary Secretary:  Christa Duva
354 Eastport Manor Road, Manorville, NY  11949

Email: thesmithtownhunt@aol.com