"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle" Winston Churchill

  Rides & Events 

 Always remember to bring a copy of your current coggins papers to any trail ride or equestrian event. The Va. Dept. of Agriculture has been known to spot check the rides for the proper papers.

  • Be kind to the trails or where ever you go "If you pack it in, please pack it out." 
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March 20-22:Capron St. Judes Benefit Trail Ride, Raccoon Creek Sports, LLC 19260 Raccoon Creek Drive, Capron VA 23829. Three exciting trails available, each between 3.5 and 8 miles long (16+ total); no shoes needed. Primitive camping available the nights of the 20th and 21st. On 20th farm gates are open 5-8p.m for campers. On 22nd gates close at 3pm. On 21st gates open 8 a.m.; ride begins at loam; admission by donation of $40 minimum per person, includes ride and catered dinner by The Filling Station. There will also be a Blue Grass band Saturday. If you are not riding there is no fee with registration, but non-riders that stay for dinner, there is a $20 donation per person and 10yr and under is $10. Dinner served at 5:00pm. call Connie at (757)925-4232, Lauren at (757)651-8246 or Gayle at (757)653-8582 for more info or registration forms

March 20-22: Cornwall VFD Trail Ride, 7700 Eakes Rd. Oxford NC 27565 Any questions contact Tim Frazier at 919-690-9041 or Steven Frazier at 919-482-6335 thanks and looking forward to a great weather and fun...wagons welcome

Mar. 27-29: Genito Trail Ride,1080 Watkins Road La Crosse, Va 23950, Gates open Friday at 12PM. Primitive Camping, water provided for horses. Lunch provided on trail for a donation. Dinner provided on Saturday night. Approx. 18 miles long ride, 14 miles short ride. $35 per rider includes meal. Non rider meal $15. Contact: Nelson or Chyrel Baird at 434-729-9141 or 434-774-1332 - nelsonandchyrelbaird@embarqmail.com  or Facebook/Genito Trail Ride

April 3-5: Shrine Trail Ride, Red Oak/Aventon, NC contact: Allan Harper 252-290-1401 Kris Radford 252-373-4307, Edward Allen 252-955-9449 Facebook/Sudan Horse Patrol

April 10-12: Burkeville Trail Ride, 3637 Cary Shop Rd. Burkeville Va. 23922, Trail Ride fundraiser to benefit Little Nottoway River Hunting Association. Ride admission is $40 per person and kids 12 and under $25. Current negative coggins required. Admission covers camping/day-ride April 4-6, lunch on trail (hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, drink), & Saturday dinner (grilled chicken with sides, desserts, and drink ), Saturday night dance with live music from THE SOUTHBOUND BAND and a D.J. between sets! Friday dinner will also be provided by Big Jimmie's BBQ for $5 a plate . Breakfast available Saturday and Sunday morning for $5 a plate. For more questions contact David Simms at 434-480-9093. No Pre-Registration!!! Facebook/Burkeville Trail Ride

April 17-19: Lake Gaston Fire Dept. Spring Benefit Ride, Located at the home of Wayne & Christy Lunceford 612 Blackridge Rd. Lacrosse, Va. 23950 NEW AT THE SPRING RIDE THE FIRE DEPT. WILL BE COOKING BREAKFAST SATURDAY MORNING, IT WILL CONSIST OF PANCAKES, SAUSAGE AND COFFEE OR JUICE!!!! In conjunction with our local winery they will have wine tasting available for $5.00 per person paid at the winery. Hitching post available at winery and they will delivery what you purchase to camp. Long ride 18 miles, short ride 16! Ride out by 11 on Saturday, a shorter ride is available on Friday! $35 per rider, $25 12 and under includes dinner on Saturday night and DJ Friday and Saturday. Fire Dept. will have dinner available on Friday night for a donation. Lunch by donation on the trails. Camping available on Friday and Saturday! Any questions please call Christy 434-917-2467 or Beth Quinn 434-917-3348.

April 24-26: Fleetwood Community Center Trail Ride, ( Massie's Mill) 1357 Crabtree Falls Highway. This is a fundraiser for Nelson County VA's Fleetwood Community Center. A trail ride that takes place twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The trail ride consists of two different rides on Saturday, a long 25 miles and a short 15 miles. On Sunday a nice easylO to 12 mile ride. All three rides cover a variety of terrain, mountains, river, rocky, and nice easy dirt trails. Contact: bossmare1955@gmail.com

April 24-26: Eastern Shore Trail Ride, this event is a twice yearly camping and riding weekend by invitation only for good riders and their good horses on private land on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. 100% of the proceeds benefit Company 16 of the Northampton Fire and Rescue Company. The trail wranglers donate all of their time and fuel and equipment costs. Your entire donation goes to the Northampton Fire and Rescue Company 16. For more info goto www.easternshoretrailride.com

May 1-3: Hicksboro Trail Ride, 763 Robincrest Road, Oxford, NC 27565 Contact us at letsride@hicksborotrailride.com Facebook/Hicksboro Trail Ride

May 1-3: Amelia Springs Trail Ride, 7720 Mount Zion Rd. Jetersville, VA 23083 Gates open at 10:00 A.M. Friday for Camping. Early arrivals welcome on Thursday after 3:00 P.M. It is a primitive site in an open field. There are no electric hook-ups. There is water, showers and horse wash at the barn. Current Negative Coggins required and will be checked at the gate. On-line registration and waiver can be filled out by going to the website: www.ameliaspringstrailride.com

May 8-10: Trails of Hope Ride, to benefit Ava Crow and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Located at 1080 Watkins Rd. Lacrosse, Va 23950 Gates open Friday. Lunch provided on the trail by the Hunt Club for a donation. Fried Shrimp and Chicken Dinner catered by the Filling Station on Saturday. Price is $35 per rider, $20 kids under 10, $20 meal only. Contact: Robyn crow 757-651-9012 robvncrow@gmail.com or Sharon Dugan 757-567-5354 N2 horses2@yahoo.com Facebook/TraiIs of Hope Ride

May 15-17: Red Oak Hollow Trail Ride, 575 Tates Mill Road, Red oak VA 23964 $35.00 @ the gate (Includes trail & dinner), $12.00 for non-riders just to eat. Negative Coggins Required(will be checked) Arrival will start @12noon Friday May 15 Kimberly Wilkinson @ (434)-470-5863 call or text. EMAIL @ kimalee87@gmail.com Robbie Tate @ (434)470-3322 call or text. Facebook/Red Oak Hollow Trail Ride

May 28-31: Bull Run Hunt Camping Weekend Trail Ride, 8070 North James Madison Highway, Rapidan, VA 22733, Locust Hill Preserve Come camp with your horse and friends while riding through some of the most gorgeous hunt country in Virginia! All proceeds gd to Bull Run Hunt for the care of the hounds and management of the territory. New this time - FOUR days of riding! But please note this will be the ONLY weekend in 2015. We will not be hosting a fall weekend so this is your only chance in 2015 ;-) Limited to 150 Riders!!! Pre-registration ONLY http://www.bullrunhuntclub.com/weekend-camp-ride/

June 5-7: Old Store Trail Ride, Facebook/01d Store Trail Ride (252) 245-0888

June 20: Nichols & Lumpkin Trail Ride, Cool Branch Stables, 4690 Smith Mountain Rd, Penhook, Virginia 24137. THIS EVENT WILL BENEFIT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. Come enjoy the scenery that God has made. There are 8 campsites with water & electric hook ups available for $20/night. Shoes are strongly suggested due to parts of the trails being rocky. Breast collars are also recommended. Text Brandon at 434-944-3869 with your name, number & number of nights to reserve a site.

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