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!
October 18- Bayonet Farm, Holmdel, NJ. $150 in cash awarded to top team to finish closest to the ideal time in the hunter and pleasure divisions.Website>>
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The following is State Deer Hunting Information for 2020-21:
Bow hunting is allowed on Sundays on
State Wildlife Management areas
Fall Bow, September 12
Youth Deer Bow Hunt, September 26
Permit Bow Season, October 31
Youth Deer Firearm Hunt, November 21
Permit Shotgun/Muzzleloader, November 23
** Six-day Firearm Season, December 7-12
Winter Bow, January 1, 2021
**There is no riding or hiking during the 6 day firearm season, December 7-12th.**
Stay on your property or ride a park where you now there s no hunting. More Info>>
Please report downed trees and other issues to the appropriate Trail Boss
or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 are muddy and churned up. The Hikers have created some go-arounds for foot traffic and have asked that we keep horses on the main trail only. Thanks.
The "haunted forest" on Cole Rd Greenway east has been cleared and is open.
The Lipton Trail and River Trail at Deer Path Park have been cleared and are now open.
The White Trail up Round Mountain from 629 has trees down but is passable. The washout from persistent storms has made that section of trail treacherous for riding, unfortunately. 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.
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 or at the Edgewood Rd. cul-de-sac. Tailers can also 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.
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 2020. We have lots of fun activities planned, including the upcoming holiday party and RTA movie night.
Join Spring Valley Hounds for a fall Hunter pace on Sunday, September 27 in New Vernon. Ride out in teams of 2 or 3 in 6 Divisions over a course of 8-10 miles. More>>
We hope that everyone is safe and well in light of COVID-19!
We are holding off on monthly meetings due to COVID restrictions and will let you know when regular monthly business meetings will resume.
Stay healthy and hope you are getting some riding in!
Please visit our Trail Resource page that provides trailer parking info, trail maps, trail connections and descriptives. Click Here>>
Readington Trail Association
Now accepting donations for the The Fall Tack Sale fund raiser to be held on Oct 24-25. Donate anything for horses, riders or barns. For more info on how to make a donation, please call 908.735.5912 Flyer>>
Join the Monmouth County Hunt for the second in their series of fall hunter paces on Oct 11. To learn more please Click Here>>
Deer Hunting Season is upon us!!!! Please be sure to wear Blaze Orange at all times when on the trails.
As part of Readington's Deer Management Plan, several open space parcels throughout town will be hunted by permitted hunters or club leases (see linked article for details) . All properties will have signage at the trail heads as well as around the perimeter of the property. Each property remains open to the public but visitors are reminded of the following... Read More>>
RTA Fall Event- Message from the RTA President
Updated: Sept 1, 2020
I hope that this finds you well. I have polled the membership and the feeling is that due to COVID we will hold off on our annual fundraiser event. It is disappointing on a number of levels, but we feel that it is the best decision based on the current environment.
On a more positve note- the trails are in great shape and we hope that you are getting some riding in. We continue to work with the Open Space Advisory Board, the township, and RTA members to keep the trails cleared, open and mowed. Despite some recent storm damage, the trails are in great shape overall.
If you encounter any issues or trails that need clearing, please let us know by sending an email to ReadingtonTrailAssociation@yahoo.com.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
There are some upcoming fall events listed below. Please be safe and ride on!
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....