To the editor:

I wish to respond to your Sept. 5-18 article titled “Neighbors find some relief to problems with Buckhead Barn.”

My senior straight-A and International Baccalaureate daughter, Caroline, is a new employee of Buckhead Barn. Her duties there include supervision of camps and birthday parties, therapy for the handicapped, exercising school/polo ponies, communication with the Hispanic staff, and general upkeep. Her previous extensive training in equestrian dressage is from years attending Vogt Riding Academy on Houston Mill Road, also in an urban environment near the Emory campus. Most likely she will receive several equestrian college scholarships as a freshman.

These are green pastures with little to no negative local environmental impact.

Buckhead Barn offers a priceless, picturesque and healthy rural environment in an urban setting. The business is well run and well maintained. As a neighbor, I’d be hard pressed to complain about it. Would the neighborhood prefer a cluster of condos?

My sister and I own about nine 30305 Buckhead properties that are slowly being sterilized by construction, and I am stupefied by such unwarranted litigation regarding rural-use property.

Resident Anne Eldridge and attorney Jonathan Weintraub should redirect their anger. All may benefit if they pick new battles to fight for our community.

Lisa Donini