Horse riders in the Axarquia launch campaign to save country roads

LAST UPDATED: 27 Nov, 2015 @ 12:57

EXCLUSIVE by Rob Horgan

Horse-ridingENRAGED horse riders are fighting to save their depleting trails.

With unpaved roads quickly disappearing from the Axarquia area, equine enthusiasts are petitioning to keep tarmac off the country roads.

Dutch expat Jakobien Huisman, 45, has set up a petition after being forced to shut her horse tours company due to a lack of trails around the Periana area where she lives.

“We are asking the mayor to immediately stop all concrete work on country roads,” she told the Olive Press.

“The preservation of the landscape should be a priority for the town hall.

“We are very concerned that irreversible changes are being made.”

She added: “We have been forced to stop our horse business, because we have no unpaved roads to run tours along.

“Concreting the last remaining ‘carriles’ is very shortsighted and shows no common sense.”

Petition ‘Keep lanes without concrete in the field of Periana!’ has 100 signatories so far.


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  1. Very sad, but then again the town hall of Periana must surely be one of the worst at implementing rural tourism. The whole area is littered with failed rural tourism projects. Millions of euros wasted and nothing to show for it.