NHHTANew Hampshire
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Trail Ride Calendar  2017


MAY 14, 2017 Sunday  RIDE DATE MOVED TO SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017 DUE TO WEATHER PREDICTIONS
PISCATAQUOG AREA TRAILWAYS
Start will be near the Post Office, 71 Mt. Vernon Rd, New Boston, NH

Chris Lippincott, 438 Clark Hill Rd., New Boston, NH 603-487-5168
piscataquogareatrailways@gmail.com   www.piscataquogareatrailways.com 

Approx.12 miles (possibly 8 mile short loop, weather dependent); $35, $25 youth; check-in 8:00, ride-out 9:00-10:00; pre-reg req’d by 5/10; refreshments before, after; limited facilities; ride will feature the new bridge over the Piscataquog River, partially funded by Piscataquog Area Trailways.


May 20, 2017  Saturday (Rain date 5/21)
PEMIQUANEY RIDING CLUB
This ride is rescheduled to Saturday, July 22, 2017 with a rain date of Sunday July 23, 2017


 

MAY 28, 2016   Sunday
DERRY TRAIL RIDERS
Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown, NH  
Novice & Intermediate (A)

Annual Trail Ride - Benefit Trail Work at Bear Brook
Pat Darmofal, 12 Kelly St., Haverhill, MA 01832
978-372-1986  patdarmofal@comcast.net

8:30 AM signup/9 AM ride out * Ride Fee = $30 * Coffee etc in AM * snack on trail & meal after * Mileage 10/16 * Bring Horse Water * Chemical Toilet *  Minimal  Pavement - all trails within the park *   Complete info and registration form available at www.derrytrailriders.com


June 3, 2017   Saturday (rain date Sunday 6/4/17)
LIVE AND LET LIVE FARM BENEFIT TRAIL RIDE
Live Free and Ride for Rescue
Novice & Intermediate (B)
Live and Let Live Farm, 20 Paradise Lane, Chichester., NH  03258

Kristen Manning, 66 Frerrin Rd., Chichester, NH  03258 
603-533-0433  kbmanning78@gmail.com

www.liveandletlivefarm.org 

8:30 AM signup/last horse out by 10:00 AM; Ride fee = $30;  additional donations optional; 50/50 raffle; Enjoy riding through the scenic woods of Chichester, Epsom & Pembroke;  Refreshments before, on trail and after; three loops of 6, 10 or 14 miles; water crossings, some rocky footing, bridges and minimal gravel roads with a few sections of steep terrain and a spectacular view.  Used Tack Store sales benefit LLL Farm Rescue. Optional Trail Challenge course - to be ridden befor setting out on the trail


June 18, 2017   Sunday
SOUTHERN MAINE ASSOCIATION FOR RIDING TRAILS (SMART)
Novice & Intermediate (A)
Milton Mills, NH

Tina Hogan, P. O. Box 242 So. Berwick, ME 03908


July 22, 2017 Saturday, (Rain Date - Sunday, July 23, 2017
Profile Falls, Bristol, NH
PEMIQUANEY RIDING CLUB Novice / Intermediate (A)

Carolyn Beard, P. O. Box 53, Holderness, NH 03245 603-968-2127 or 603-455-4625 rte175horse@roadrunner.com Registration will start at 8:00am. Ride out 8 last rider out at 10AM. There will be a 8 mile word jumble  and 14 mile loop Poker ride. Prizes: $25 for word jumble winner and $25 for high poker hand. Additional poker hands will be available for $5. Trails are mostly flat and easy to navigate and may include water crossings. Light lunch to follow.  Water is available from river or bring from your barn.
 

August 27, 2017 Sunday
Rose Mountain Benefit Ride
Location TBD

PISCATAQUOG AREA TRAILWAYS

Chris Lippincott, 438 Clark Hill Rd., New Boston, NH 603-487-5168
hunter235us@yahoo.com  www.piscataquogareatrailways.com  

Register online at www.piscataquogareatrailways.com


September 2 & 3, 2017
SOUTHERN MAINE ASSOCIATION FOR RIDING TRAILS (SMART)
Imtermediate (A)

Joyce Winchell - 207-636-3622 horsingrnd@metrocast.net
P. O. Box 242, So. Berwick, ME 03908

Mileage can be accumulated for both days, but only one day is required for Participation Award and only one participation point will accrue.


September 10, 2017   Sunday
NEW HAMPSHIRE HORSE & TRAIL ASSOCIATION
NEW LOCATION - PROFILE FALLS, BRISTOL, NH
Novice & Imtermediate (A)


Pat Darmofal, 978-372-1986  patdarmofal@comcast.net
112 Kelly Street, Haverhill, MA  01832

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8:30 AM signup/9:30 AM ride out * AM Beverage and snack * Trail Snack * Meal After * Ride Fee = $30*  Mileage 8 & 15 * Woods road and Trails * water and chemical Toilet *  - please call first or e-mail for meal reservation.  We will be holding a raffle for a 2018 Spring Shots Package from Deerfield Veterinary Clinic.  Each entry in the ride will receive a raffle ticket and additional tickets will be offered for a donation.  Details to follow.


September 24, 2017, Sunday
Gerda's Animal Aid Horse Rescue Benefit Ride
Novice & Intermediate (A)
Bear Brook State Park, Hayes Field, Allenstown, NH


Heidi Mattnews, 603-456-3141   hmmatthews2003@yahoo.com
P. O. Box 626, S. Sutton, NH  03273


October 1, 2017 (Sunday)  Rain date Saturday, Sept 30
PEMIQUANEY RIDING CLUB Nettie Dearborn Memorial Ride
Novice & Intermediate (A)
56 Cooksville Rd., Plymouth, NH 


Carolyn Beard, P. O. Box 53, Holderness, NH  03245
603-968-2127 or 603-455-4625   rte175horse@roadrunner.com

8:30 AM signup/9:30 AM ride out * Coffee & Donut in AM * Trail Snack * Meal after Ride * Ride Fee - $30 * Mileage is 9 & 15 * Some Railroad Bed, woods trails,  snowmobile trails,  and dirt roads - we have cut down on the dirt roads so there will be some new trails * traditional pot luck meal served * water & toilets * camping by appointment - please call or e-mail first


October 8, 2017 Sunday  
DERRY TRAIL RIDERS
Novice & Imtermediate (B)

Annual Fall Ride - Benefit for Pawtuckaway State Park
Pawtuckaway State Park,
Ride begins on Avis Rosenfield's field at 193 Nottingham Rd, Deerfield, NH
Proceeds to benefit Equestrian trails at the Park

Pat Darmofal 978-372-1986 patdarmofal@msn.com
12 Kelly St., Haverhill, MA  01832

9:00 AM signup/9:30 AM ride out * Ride Fee = $30 * Coffee etc in AM * snack on trail & meal after * Mileage 10/16 * Bring Horse Water * Chemical Toilet *   Complete info and registration form available at www.derrytrailriders.com

October 14, 2017 Saturday, rain date of October 15, Sunday
NEW ENGLAND PAINT HORSE CLUB

Annual Fall Colors Ride

Denise Reed Gagnon  603-470-5747   denisereedgagnon@gmail.com
308 Perkins Road, Sanbornton, NH  03269

Note that this ride counts for mileage only.  It will not count towards participation.

Location to be detrmined


October 22, 2017, Sunday
S
OUTHERN MAINE ASSOCIATON FOR RIDING TRAILS (SMART)

Tina Hogan  207-252-0430  tina.hogan@navy.mil
P. O. Box 242, South Berwick ME 03906

October 29, 2017 Sunday
MAUDSLAY STATE PARK ASSOCIATION BENEFIT
Maudslay State Park, Newburyport, MA

Kim Hackett Ort, 978-502-3487   roadking09@comcast.net
54 Congress St., Salisbury, MA  01952
www.maudslayequestrians.info

Mileage 10; adults $30, Juniors 13-18 $15, up to 12 $5; pre enter by Oct 21 and deduct $5; trails are within the park, no pavement.  Flush Toilets; Coffee etc before, meal after with Mike's famous hot chili.
Proceeds will benefit the park.

 


November 5, 2017
SOUTHERN MAINE ASSOCIATON FOR RIDING TRAILS (SMART)

Tina Hogan  207-252-0430  tina.hogan@navy.mil
PP. O. Box 242, South Berwick ME 03906




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


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ATTENTION TRAIL RIDERS

Christine Pinard took photos at the Sept 11th NHHTA pleasure ride.  Ride photos can be viewed and ordered from her website www.capinardphotos.com    Please allow up to a week for the images to be edited and placed on website, check it daily as it may take less than that!

Trail Ride Division Mid Year Mileage and Participation record download >>>>


2016 YEAR END MILEAGE AND PARTICIPATION AWARDS 

Sandy Hurd riding
Winsdown Vanadiam
250 Miles
Roberta Shaw riding
Hidden Hollow El Tigre
500 Miles
Julia Webb riding
Moonshadow Mysteek
750 Miles
   
100 % Participation Joyce Winchell
   
70 % Participation Sally Fellows
  Sandy Galarneau
Julia Webb
   
   


PARTICIPATION AWARD RULES CHANGE FOR 2016

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
 
IIf there are 13 or more rides affiliated by 4/1; 50%, 70% and 100% Participation awards.

For 2017

100% participation will be awarded for participation in all 14 affiliated rides.

70% participation will be awarded for participation in 10 affiliated rides.

50% participation will be awarded for participation in 7 affiliated rides

 

Joan & Julia at the Oct 2010 NH Paint Ride 

Joan & Julia at the NE Paint Horse Ride Oct 2010 

Getting Ready

Debbie Briscoe

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.
 
PARKING KEY   
A - Flat, level area with good entrance 
B - Parking area requires some expertise    
C - Call ahead for the best approach if you have a large trailer or low clearance.

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