Do you happen to know of anywhere near here that does the endurance trail riding? All the ones I found were in south jersey
Unless we get lucky and someone puts on a new ride this season, the closest rides to you are the ones in south/central jersey. Rabbit Run (which takes place in Pemberton Township, just north of the 70/72 circle) will be in March (dont think its hit the aerc calendar yet), generally its the 3rd weekend but since March has 5 weekends this year, not sure if that will change the timing.
The fall Jersey ride, Mustang Memorial, takes place in Greenbank, NJ (which is near Chatsworth) and its normally the second weekend in November.
You may want to look into ECTRA, which is a CTR organization, for more rides in our area. They aren't run exactly like endurance rides are, but they can be great tools. I know NJTRA runs several rides throughout the year in Jersey, just not sure if any are more north.
I don't know anybody up your way off the top of my head that endurance rides (they are all down here closer to me, near Trenton). AERC used to have a mentor list, but it appears to be under construction atm.
Once I am more familiar with the trails around my barn, I would love to have you down and we can all condition together. I don't have a trailer, but am shopping for one. So perhaps we could even meet in the middle once we all have transport!