Upcoming Rides and Fun Events

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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!


Tick season is now in full swing.  Being informed is a great way to help protect yourself, and your 2 and 4 legged family members.  Here are some resources:  Rutgers Info For Residents, General Tick Control, Info on New Longhorned Tick

Unless noted, meetings are held upstairs in the large barn at Al and Karen's Crazy Horse Farm, please call for directions.  


No meeting in July.  The Aug 9th meeting will be held at Crazy Horse Farm.  6:30 for food rsvp alvillani@yahoo.com.  Meeting to start at 7 pm.

RTA Members attended an on-site information session on Team Velvet, a non-mounted multimodal horse therapy program in Flemington, headed up by Dr. Susan Edwards. More>>

Upcoming RTA Events

August 3-12- Sussex County Fair and Horse Show Website>>


​​August 9th-RTA Business Meeting CHF

August 13th- Trail mapping pizza party at Janet's, 2 Deerpath Rd. 

August 18th- RTA members Only River Ride and BBQ- Our annual river ride and BBQ at Deer Path Park will be Saturday, August 18th.  We will take out several small groups of riders at 10 am, then our all-time favorite caterer CT's BBQ
will be serving up delicious food around 1 pm!   Register today!

Team Velvet

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The RTA Pot Luck Supper and Gymkhana was a huge success!  Thanks to all of our chefs who once again put on a beautiful spread as well as our volunteers and participants who put on a great show!  The weather was beautiful and all of our horses and riders did a great job negotiating obstacles and competing in the timed events.  Congratulations to Emily, our GRAND CHAMPION! 

MEETING INFO

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 theTownship. 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....

Tick Season

Check Out Updated Trail Information

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

Readington Trail Association

Classifieds

 Click Here to check out our classified ads as of July 13, 2018.  You may also place a classified ad by sending a photo and ad copy to ReadingtonTrailAssociation@Yahoo.com

Trail News


IMPORTANT!!  

new! There is significant damage to most trails due to the recent storms.  Please report downed trees and other issues to ccroton@yahoo.com.  We will be partnering with the county, township and hiking group to open trails back up.  Look for upcoming RTA trail clearing sessions and please try to donate a few hours of your time.​


new!  The "haunted forest" on Cole Rd Greenway east has been cleared and is open.


new!  The Lipton Trail and River Trail at Deer Path Park have been cleared and are now open.


new!  The White Trail up Round Mountain from 629 has trees down but is passable.  Also, 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.


Carrie Croton has kindly volunteered to be our new trail coordinator.   Pls email Carrie your trail clearing hours.  Also, let her know if you need help clearing any trails, and she will get a team together. Carrie’s email is ccroton@yahoo.com


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.


Plans are underway to expand the parking lot in the field next to tower field to accommodate horse trailers.  More to come on that...
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Portions of Cole Rd Greenway East  (Tower field) have been leased out to the Profeta Farm for organic hay production.  Expect to see tilling, ploughing and seeding of the soil.   As an alternative, trailers can park on Morningstar Road off Hillcrest.  Also trailers can park in the first field at the trailhead at the southern end of Cole Rd.  Pull in through the trailhead and park in the first field on your left.  The gate is open.