RTA Gymkhana and Pot Luck Supper- Recap


Thanks to all of our competitors, spectators and chefs for making our June gymkhana and pot luck supper such a huge success!!!! We had 8 riders, who all did a great job, whether it was gamber's choice, a barrel race, broomstick polo, command class or egg and spoon. Congrats to all of our riders- all winners!
Champion- Steve
Reserve- Debbie
Third- Al
Fourth- Brianna (nice job!!!)
Fifth- Kariann
Sixth- Karen

MEETING INFO

Upcoming RTA Events- Save The Dates!


Mark your calendar now with the many FUN member only events planned for the remainder of the 2022 season!


October 2nd 3pm, Carriage Driving Demo @ Crazy Horse Farm. Learn all about Harnessing, Hitching up and Driving a Carriage horse!


October 8th SPOOKHANA @ Crazy Horse Farm. Setup at 3pm, food at 4pm, GAMES to follow! FUN for ALL! GYMKHANA, Halloween COSTUME contest, Spectator Games and Awards! Please bring a POT LUCK dish to share and join in on the SPOOKY FUN!


October 16th, 11am Members Only Group Trail Ride @ Deer Path Park to ride the River Trail! Please RSVP to Kariann (908)812-3995 to reserve your spot!


November 14th RTA Business meeting @ Crazy Horse Farm 6:30 Pizza 7 meeting.


SAVE THE DATE! January 15th RTA HOLIDAY BRUNCH @ Glassman's Holiday House! Enjoy AMAZING displays during the winter season! More info coming soon!

Members Only Group Ride- October 16th

Please arrive in time to ride out at 11am @ Deer Path Park to ride the River Trail! Please RSVP to Kariann (908)812-3995 to reserve your spot!


Upcoming Local Fall Events

September 24- Judged Trail Ride at Bucks County Horse Park Website>>  
October 1- Bucks County Horse Park Pink Ribbon Ride  Website>> 
October 9- Bucks County Horse Park's Spookarama  Website>>
October 9- Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Hunter Pace  Flyer & Registration>>
October 16- Alexandria Equestrian Association Hunter Pace Website>>
October 23- Covered Bridge Trail Association Hunter Pace Website>>

October 29- Amwell Valley Hounds Hunter Pace Website>>

Our next meeting will be held on Nov 14, 2022 at Al and Karens's Crazy Horse Farm.  The meeting room is on the second floor of the big barn.


Pizza at 6:30 Meeting to start at 7 pm.  Hope to see you then!

Readington Trail Association (RTA) is a qualified 501(c)3 organization with the goal of preserving the rural atmosphere of Readington through establishing and maintaining many miles of beautiful trails throughout the Township. In addition to trail work, RTA works within the community to support essential/emergency services and educate members and others about equine health, safety and emergency procedures.

Our membership spans a diverse spectrum of equine disciplines and we welcome new members! Please 
click here to learn more....

Check Out Updated Trail Information

Please visit our Trail Maps page that provides updated trailer parking info, trail maps, trail connections and descriptives.  Click Here>> 

Important Hunting Season Information

Bow Hunting for deer starts here in Zone 12 on Saturday, September 10th. The first week of Bow or Shotgun is a very active time for hunters. Please familiarize yourself with the NJ DEP Hunting regulations for your safety!  


RTA works closely with the town and local hunt clubs to ensure cooperation and safety between hunters and equestrians. 


​During hunting season, please limit your trail riding on Readington trails to 10am - 2pm and avoid Saturdays since that is the most active day for hunting.  Readington Open Space is not hunted on Sundays but please remember that hunting on private land takes place 7 days per week.


Please also remember to wear blaze orange on both horse and rider at all times when on the trails.
Here is a link to NJDEP Lands Open or Closed to Sunday Bow Hunting>>Click Here for a printable version of the Regulations>>

Master Trail Map!

Check out the new Readington Township Trail Map with clickable links to parks and trail sections!  Click the number that corresponds to the trail network you are interested in and it will take you to the Readington Township website with detailed descriptions of the trail.  Click Here>>


Other maps to the various trail sections have been updated!  Check it out>>

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Trail News


IMPORTANT!!  

 Please report downed trees and other issues to the appropriate Trail Boss
or annie2ponies@yahoo.com  We are partnering with the county, township and hiking group to maintain trails.  Look for upcoming RTA trail clearing sessions and please try to donate a few hours of your time.​


Sections of the River Trail by Deer Path Park have been cleared and widened.   Hikers have cleared some side trails for foot traffic and have asked that we keep horses on the main trail only.  Thanks.


The White Trail up Round Mountain from 629 is now  passable.  Some work has been done to mitigate the washout from prior storms on that section of trail, although it is still rocky and shoes or boots are recommended.  The white trail up to the top of the mountain from Woodschurch Road has downed trees but is passable. The section of the White Trail across from the Stanton General Store remains closed to horses due to previous damage and also downed trees.


The parking lot on Summer Road to access the Pleasant Run Greenway and Lazy Brook Greenway has been expanded to accommodate a few horse trailers.


​We have learned that the Cushetunk trail section in Clinton and parking lot by the train tracks on Old Mountain Rd are not open to equestrians.  We are pursuing this with the County Parks Advisory Board.  For the Readington trails in Cushetunk, you can park at Pickell park.


​The parking lot in the field next to tower field has been expanded to accommodate 1-2 horse trailers.  Gravel still needs to be laid down on the expanded area.

Free Money!

Please save the proof of purchase labels from Triple Crown grains and forage (worth $.35 each) and Southern States/Legends/Reliance Hay Stretcher (worth $.25 each).  Bring them to the meetings or mail to RTA, PO Box 32, Readington, NJ 08870.  Also, Triple Crown would love to hear any success stories you may have about their products on their facebook page.  They have been a great supporter of RTA in the past, providing us with prizes for our events.  If you have something good to say- or just want to explain why you choose their feed- please share!

Readington Trail Association

Classifieds

 Click Here to check out our classified ads.  You may place a free classified ad by sending a photo and ad copy to ReadingtonTrailAssociation@Yahoo.com

On-Line Membership!

RTA has gone green!  Our membership is now on-line to save paper and make it easier for you to renew! Simply fill out the form, hit submit, then select the appropriate PayPal BUY NOW button to pay your dues.  You DO NOT need a PayPal account, you can now just pay through Paypal with a credit card for FREE!  Please take a moment now to renew for 2022.  

CLICK HERE FOR ON-LINE MEMBERSHIP!!!