Join Us on the Trail


Like what you see and want to get involved?  Take advantage of our member discounts on ride entries, become eligible to compete for Year End Awards, attend our holiday functions, and become a part of a great local organization working to share the beauty of trail riding with everyone we meet! 


Membership in the NJTRA opens the door to meeting horse people dedicated to the sport of long distance trail riding. There are social functions as well as competitions that bring us together. There are many non-riding members of this club who support the rides and enjoy the good times. Membership is on a calendar year, but we welcome folks to join any time!

Year End awards are made to the team of horse and rider who complete at least 75 miles of NJTRA rides. CTR rides and drives and Endurance rides are used to accumulate points. Any rides done as Pass/Fail don’t count. CDR's don't count. Those who have scored the highest in the competitions (highest 3 of your rides) are credited with the most points. We also weigh longer distances with bonus points. For example, a Grand Champion in a 100 will get more points than a Grand Champion in a 25.  It is possible for someone that only does 2 rides but completes 75 or more miles to be in the running for a Year End Award.  Juniors, those who are under 18 on January 1st, only need to complete 2 rides to qualify for year end awards.


We award a Grand and Reserve award in 3 divisions: Open riders, Open drivers and Juniors.  The Grand award is worth $100 towards an entry to any NJTRA ride. The Reserve award is worth $50.  If you plan to ride all the NJTRA rides on the same horse striving for a Year End Award is a valid goal. You can fill out the appropriate section on the NJTRA Membership form with $10 and mail it as directed on this form.

Membership Application

Membership Rates


  • Senior Membership (over 18) - $15

  • Junior Membership (under 18) - $15

  • Family Membership - $20

  • Year End Awards Program - $10

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