National Forest Trail Bill Approved by House Agriculture Committee
The House Committee on Agriculture unanimously approved the National Forest Service Trail Stewardship Act of 2015 (H.R.845). The bill, introduced by Congresswomen Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN), would direct the Forest Service to take several actions to help address the current trail maintenance backlog that is adversely impacting all trail users on many national forests, including equestrians. The American Horse Council, Backcountry Horsemen of America, and the Wilderness Society were significantly involved in the creation of this bill.
A June 2013, study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Forest Service has deferred trail maintenance needs that exceed half-billion dollars, and only one-quarter of the agency’s 158,000 miles of trails meets agency standards for maintenance. This maintenance backlog is causing access and safety issues for equestrians and all trail users on national forests.
Sep 14, 2016, 16:12
USEF Announces Team for the 2016 Longines FEI World Endurance Championships
Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the combinations that will represent the United States at the 2016 Longines FEI World Endurance Championships in Samorin, Slovakia, September 16-17, 2016. They will be led by U.S. Endurance Chef d’Equipe Mark Dial.
Aug 16, 2016, 13:08
Horse enthusiasts are encouraged to volunteer their time to preserve trails and apply for trail conservation funding by August 1
STEP is designed to encourage good stewardship and conservation of recreational riding trails.
Grant applications for Stewards for Trails, Education and Partnerships are due August 1. STEP, a program of the American Quarter Horse Association, is designed to encourage good stewardship and conservation of recreational riding trails.
The program’s mission is to promote equestrian involvement in the restoration, repair and establishment of trails. STEP hopes to unify horseback riders and other trail users in an effort to build and strengthen relationships between local equestrian communities, the forest service and other land managers for the long-term stewardship of trails.
Jun 20, 2016, 14:00
2016 Time to Ride Challenge open for registration
Stables, clubs and businesses nationwide are invited to compete for $100,000 cash and prizes by growing their business.
The Time to Ride Challenge, in its third year in 2016, is now open for registration. Stables, clubs, businesses, and all other horse professionals are welcomed to visit timetoride.com and take the first step towards growing their businesses by introducing new people to horses and expanding the entire industry.
The Challenge will award $100,000 cash and prizes and take place June 1 through September 30. Registration is free and available now at www.timetoride.com.
May 9, 2016, 17:31
Sun Circle Trail Riders 50th Anniversary
The Sun Circle Trail Riders are going to have a 50th Anniversary celebration in September. The location is the T-Bone Steakhouse on south 19th Ave. Any interested members and especially former members please contact Ron Cordova at 602-708-4814 or e-mail at email@example.com. Date and time to be announced. Please don't miss it. We would like to see as many members as possible mix it together for one night.
Apr 28, 2016, 13:07
AQHA - Ride With Us This Summer
Join AQHA June 25 - July 2 in Eminence, Missouri, for a week of trail riding, entertainment, clinics, competitions and more.
AQHA encourages horse enthusiasts of all ages to join us June 25 to July 2 in picturesque Eminence, Missouri.
Hosted by Cross Country Trail Rides, the week will be packed with swimming, fishing, concerts, dances and trail riding on more than 300 miles of forested and riverside trails. Ranch riding and AQHA Trail Challenge clinics will be held throughout the week, culminating in an AQHA Trail Challenge and ranch riding competition. A covered arena is also available to riders.
Apr 23, 2016, 12:46