Trail Rides

Saturday MAY 13, 2023
Manchester 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
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

Please pre-register by email or phone call so we can anticipate numbers. You can also use the QR code at the top of the section for a quick pre-registration.

Sunday, June 11, 2023  
SMART (Southern Maine Association for Riding Trails)
Branch Hill Farm, 307 Applebee Rd., Milton Mills, NH 03852

Sandy Galarneau 276 Nutes Rd Milton NH 03851
Tina Hogan, 322 Webber Rd., N. Waterboro, ME 04061            

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 26 & 27, 2023
Saturday & Sunday Overnight
SMART (Southern Maine Association for Riding Trails)
1190 Knights Hill Rd, Sweden ME

Sandy Galarneau  276 Nutes RD Milton NH 03851 603-923-2389

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

Saturday September 9, 2023
Hidden Pond Farm Equine Rescue
3rd Annual Marie Perreault Memorial Trail Ride
Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown NH

Phyllis Elliott, 250 South Road, Brentwood, NH 03833

Open to horse drawn carriages and riders; 8 and 12 mile loops; $35 entry fee includes lunch, non riders can purchase lunch for $15; 9 am registration and ride out at 10 am; coffee etc in am, meal after, toilet; no snack on trail; bring your own horse water

Sunday September 10, 2023
Piscataquog Area Trailways
Ride to Save The Trails 2023
5 Woodland Hill Road, Greenfield, NH

Deanna Durst, 146 Schoolhouse Rd., Lyndeborough, NH  03082 603-557-5684
Gretchen Rae, 146 Schoolhouse Rd., Lyndeborough, NH 03082 207-232-2906 

Pre-register by 9/1/23, $25 members/$30 non-members; Registration after 9/1/23 and same day $30 for members and $40 for non-members; Lunch provided for additional $5; Registration begins at 8am, Ride out at 8:30am & no later than 9:30am; short loop = 10 miles/middle loop = 13 miles/long loop = 16 miles; cofffee etc in am; Meal after for additional $5; various footing with some rocks, bridge crossing; bridle paths, woods roads, field edges, great views; some gravel roads, only a half mile of tar in the 16 miles.

Sunday September 17, 2023 Date Changed to 9/17 due to landowner request
DERRY TRAIL RIDERS  Voted “Best Trail Ride of the 2022 Season” 
Annual Fall Ride

Spring Hill Farm Field – 540 Lane Rd., Chester NH
Portion of the proceeds to benefit Spring Hill Farm in Chester

Julia Webb, 620 Fremont Rd., Chester, NH  

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

Please pre-register so we will know how many to expect by email, phone call or use the QR code.

October 8, 2023  Sunday
The NHHTA Annual 2023 ride has been cancelled due to unexpected circumstances.

Pat Darmofal home – cell 508-641-0612
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, no pavement * Toilet on site * Bring your own horse water and plan to clean up manure & excess hay – please call first or e-mail for meal reservation.

Saturday October 14, 2023
Rosenfield Farm, Deerfield NH

Jean Meloney, 294 College Road, Center Harbor, NH 03226

NOVEMBER 5, 2023   
SMART Turkey Trot
Double J Lane, S. Berwick ME 03908

Sandy Galarneau, 276 Nutes Rd., Milton, NH

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


Derry Trail Riders Perpetual Trophy for the Best Trail Ride of the 2022 season

WINNER: Derry Trail Riders 9/22/22 Benefit Ride

Dawn Boon
Patrick Boon
Ellen Meaney
Julia Webb

Mileage Award – 1.250 Miles
Julia Webb riding
      Moonshadow Misteek (Desi)


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


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



  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.


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

Julia Webb

Pat Darmofal

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