Trail Rides

MAY 8, 2022 – Sunday

Piscataquog Area Trailways – Mother’s Day Ride

Piscataquog Area Trailways, 438 Clark Hill Rd, New Boston, NH 03070603-487-5168
PiscataquogAreaTrailways@gmail.com

Location: 71 Mont Vernon St (Route 13), New Boston, NH  03070

Mix of woodland trails, class 6, and rural dirt roads. Coffee etc in am;Trail Snack;  Entry fee To be decided. 9-10am Long is 13 and short is 9 miles  Some details will be decided at our winter meeting January 20th.  Please check back for details.

Postponed to Sunday MAY 22, 2022 due to expected storms

DERRY TRAIL RIDERS

Manhester Water Works Field off Depot Rd., Auburn NH 

Annual Trail Ride – Benefit Trail Work NH State Parks

Julia Webb, 620 Fremont Rd., Chester, NH   603-315-9990  rainboarabian@gmail.com
7:30 AM signup/last ride out for long loop at 10 AM * Ride Fee = $30 * Coffee etc in AM * snack on trail & meal after * Mileage 7/15 approx * Bring Horse Water * Chemical Toilet *  Minimal  Pavement – all trails within Little Massabesic and Tower Hill Pond *   Complete info and registration form available at www.derrytrailriders.com

JUNE 19, 2022  

SMART (Southern Maine Association for Riding Trails)

Sandy Galarneau 276 Nutes Rd Milton NH 03851
603-923-2389 horses276@metrocast.net www.smartriders.net               
Branch Hill Farm 307  Applebee  Rd Milton Mills NH 03852            

Easy ride for all levels and abilities  9 miles short loop 15 long loop    trails and woods roads no pavement   Coffee etc in am;Trail Snack; Meal After; Toilet; pre-registered members $20  nonmembers $25  extra meals $10        registration  8:30 ride out 9:30-10:00  9 short loop 15 long loop

AUGUST 27 & 28, 2022
Saturday & Sunday Overnight

SMART (Southern Maine Association for Riding Trails)

Sandy Galarneau  276 Nutes RD Milton NH 03851 603-923-2389 horses276@metrocast.net    www.smartriders.net
1190 Knights Hill RD Sweeden ME            

Flat easy trails    Coffee etc in am;Trail Snack;Meal After;Camping available;Horse Water Available; Toilet; Entry fee to be determined   registration Sat 8:30  ride out 9:30-10:00  long loop and short loop on Saturday      10 mile short loop on Sunday  Camping available Fri night

September 24, 2022 Saturday – RIDE CANCELLED – due to field conditions

Piscataquog Area Trailways Fall Open Ride

Piscataquog Area Trailways, 438 Clark Hill Rd, New Boston, NH 03070
603-487-5168,  PiscataquogAreaTrailways@gmail.com 

Mix of woodland trails, class 6 and rural dirt roads.Meal After; Entry Fee To be decided  
Registration at 9am, ride out by 10am Long 13, short 10     Please check back for more details.

www.piscataquogareatrailways.com

September 25, 2022 Sunday

DERRY TRAIL RIDERS
Annual Fall Ride

Spring Hill Farm Field – Lane Rd., Chester NH
Portion of the Proceeds to benefit Equestrian trails at NH state parks

Julia Webb, 620 Fremont Rd., Chester, NH   603-315-9990  rainboarabian@gmail.com

8:30 AM signup/9:30 AM ride out * Ride Fee = $35 * Coffee etc in AM * snack on trail & meal after * Mileage 9/15 * Bring Horse Water * Chemical Toilet  *  Come join us for a great ride.  Complete info and registration form available at www.derrytrailriders.com

October 1, 2022 Saturday – Fall Benefit Ride

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and ACS

Jean Meloney  291 College Rd  Center Harbor, NH 03226
603-387-2794. Jklnm@myfairpoint.net

Moulton’s Field @ Bumps Bridge, Bumps Intervale Rd. Campton NH. 
     
A nine to ten mile ride through beautiful wooded trails, stream crossings, hills and flats, a bit of rural gravel road and a chance for a pond swim.
              
Coffee etc in am;Trail Snack; Meal After;Horse Water Available; Toilet; Camping available; $45 includes meal.   Registration begins at 8:30, rideout time at 9:00 Short loop 8 miles, not around pond, long loop 10 miles around pond.               
Won best trail ride for 2022! Bring extra $$$ for raffles and silent auction. All proceeds go to ACS.

OCTOBER 9, 2022  Sunday

NEW HAMPSHIRE HORSE & TRAIL ASSOCIATION
Bear Brook State Park, Hayes Field, Allenstown, NH

Pat Darmofal home – cell 508-641-0612     patdarmofal@msn.com
12 Kelly St., Haverhill, MA  01832

8:30 AM signup/9:30 AM ride out * AM Beverage and snack * Trail Snack * Meal After * Ride Fee = $35 adults & $25 juniors * Mileage 8 & 15 * Woods road and Trails * water and chemical Toilet * – please call first or e-mail for meal reservation.
Download forms – NHHTA Trail Ride Info 2022    NHHTA2022RideEntry

NOVEMBER 6, 2022   

SMART Turkey Trot
Double J Lane, S. Berwick ME 03908

Sandy Galarneau, 276 Nutes Rd., Milton, NH 
horses276@metrocast.net   www.smartriders.net

short loop 8 miles long loop 12 miles * trails and woods roads   Coffee etc in am;Meal After;Toilet;  pre registered  members $20/ non members $25; not pre registered  members $25/ non members  $30         
registration 8:30  ride out 9:30  -10:00  short loop 8 miles long loop 12 miles

Attention Trail Riders

PARTICIPATION AWARD RULES

If there are 1 to 7 rides affiliated by 4/1 of the current season:  100% Participation only
 
If there are 8-12 rides affiliated by 4/1: 70% and 100% Participation awards
 
If there are 13 or more rides affiliated by 4/1; 50%, 70% and 100% Participation awards.

For 2022

rides are listed
rides for 70%
rides for 100%

TRAIL RIDE RATING SYSTEM

NOVICE – Ride is suitable for all riding abilities from novice through expert. Trails are easy  and well marked & the ride has a sufficient organization to provide a good degree of support.  Caution –  water crossings, etc. may be present on trail. Often a ride’s short loop will be suitable for novice riders even if the ride is rated “intermediate”
 
INTERMEDIATE – The ride would be more suitable for riders who have a few affiliated miles to their credit or who can engage the assistance of an advanced rider.  The trail will be more challenging for the rider and the horse and will require a higher degree of  expertise on the part of the rider and better conditioning on the part of the horse. Trails might be hilly and /or  have rough footing but will generally have more scenic routes. 
 
ADVANCED – These rides are rated advanced because the terrain over which they are run will present some unique challenges & will require a more precise knowledge of your own abilities & those of  your mount.  They should be approached with caution and preparation.
 

Joan & Julia at the NE Paint Horse Ride Oct 2010

Debbie Briscoe

TRAIL RIDE ETIQUETTE

FROM THE NEW HAMPSHIRE HORSE & TRAIL ASSOC. RULE BOOK

  1. A rider is responsible for the manners of himself & his mount.
  2. Ride or Drive on the right hand side of the road.
  3. Ask to pass on the left.
  4. No tailgating
  5. No racing.

COMMON SENSE RULES OF CONDUCT

  1. Pay attention to the posted ride registration & start times. Register and start on time.
  2. Park your trailer in an orderly, considerate manner.
  3. Always walk your horse in the staging area.
  4. On the trail, DO NOT pass at the canter ( or gallop ! )
  5. Never pass a rider on foot without first asking  permission.
  6. When encountering a rider trying to mount on the trail, always stop BEFORE the pair and wait until the rider mounts.
  7. At water crossings, allow space between horses & avoid splashing rider or horse.
  8. At water stops, wait for ALL horses in the group to drink before continuing.
  9. Tie a RED ribbon in the tail of a horse that KICKS;
  10. Tie a YELLOW ribbon in the tail of a STALLION;
  11. Tie a GREEN ribbon in the tail of a NOVICE horse and/or rider.
  12. Respect Rules # 14,  15,  and 16  !!
  13. Be friendly and respect the rights of the local residents  exercising
  14. Stay OFF lawns and driveways.
  15. When crossing hay fields, etc., travel along the edge unless there is a definite MARKED path elsewhere.
  16. Never forget to THANK the Ride Management.
  17. Before leaving, clean up your area, (hay and manure) or check to see if it can be left.

CONTACT US

Contact us for more information on trail rides or changes/additions to the trail rides listed using the email addresses or form below.

Julia Webb
rainboarabian@gmail.com

Pat Darmofal
patdarmofal@msn.com

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