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!
Thanks to Karen and Al for hosting the RTA Members Group ride on the Lazy Brook and Pleasant Run Greenways. We had beautiful weather and a fun ride, followed by a tailgate lunch. We had one tea bag incident in the stream (everyone was ok!). Lots of fun!!!
Apologies for the last minute notice, but due to unforseen circumstances we need to cancel the RTA meeting that was scheduled for this Thursday, July 11th.
The August meeting will be held on August 8th at 7 pm. Crazy Horse Farm.
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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....
Please mark your calendar to save the date for the upcoming members only Gymkhana and pot luck supper on September 21st. We always stir up a bunch of fun, so plan to come and try your hand at mounted games or just come to eat and spectate! Details coming soon!
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.
new! 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.
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Please visit our Trail Resource page that provides trailer parking info, trail maps, trail connections and descriptives. Click Here>>
Aug 15- NJ Farm Bureau Equine Town Hall Flyer>>
Aug 17 Pittstown Trail Challenge Website>>
Aug 18- Spring Valley Hounds Trail Ride & BBQ Flyer>>
Sept 8-Friends of lord Stirling Stable Hunter Pace Website>>
Sept 8- Monmouth County Hunt Pace
Sept TBD- An Evening with the Vets. THE HOOF
Sept 22- Lord Stirling 50 Year Anniversary: BBQ, live music, hayrides and more. Website>>
Sept 22- AEA Trail Pace Flyer>>