Welcome to the New Jersey Trail Ride Association, NJTRA!
Thank you for visiting our page!
They say it takes a village to run a competitive trail event, and that's the truth.
We are a small group of experienced riders and volunteers that collaborated to bring Competitive Trail Riding to South Jersey.
Distance riders can be some of the most helpful and friendly horse people you may come across. Always willing to share their knowledge and lend a hand. If you are thinking of trying a ride but feel overwhelmed, you need not to worry. Ride managers can find you a veteran mentor to help you along the way. Although it's not a walk in the park, getting started is not as out of reach as you may think. We offer shorter introductory rides, as well as rides up to one hundred miles.
Our Facebook group is a great place to get started if you have any questions. You can find us at NJTRA on FB.
You can also read more about distance riding (endurance and competitive trail) on this website and join the fun!
Please use our "Contact" tab (see above) to email us with your questions or concerns.
The 2020 ride season will start in March. We will offer the Rabbit Run, 50/30 mile endurance ride on Saturday March 21 and the Bunny Hop, a 25 mile CTR with 2 shorter rides on Sunday March 22. We are always happy to hear from folks who want to get started in the sport. We have lots of jobs and some don't require previous experience so get in touch with us. The "Events & Ride Results" tab will have entry forms and more information about each ride as we get the details worked out.
Don't forget to register your membership for 2020. See above "Membership" tab. If you want your horse in the NJTRA Years End Awards read the details on the "Membership" tab. Renew before March 31 so you don't miss any news from the club.
We look forward to seeing you and your equines on trail. Or just getting the opportunity to meet you and show you all about our wonderful sport of distance riding.