Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Burlington, North Carolina
Competitive Trail Riding?
I have several horses that are in pretty good shape but probably not capable of endurance (due to age, old injuries, etc). So I have been looking around for a competitive trail riding organization/group that hosts shorter rides (preferably around ~15 miles?) I have looked into ACTHA, but their rides look a little slow to me (ACTHA people feel free to chime in here. I'm not opposed to walking but I like to move out when the occasion presents itself!) There are several local hunt clubs that host timed trail rides/hunter paces and I really like the idea of those but they are very local/small scale and the rules/levels are all over the place (it would be nice if they had a national/regional organization promoting these!) I have been doing a bit of reading about NATRC too but their distances seem a little longer than what I'm looking for and they have too many rules for my taste. Anyone have any advice for me? What do you suggest I try/do?