Come Ride with Us!

Southern Trailriders, a non-profit group centered near the Tallahassee, Florida area, supports an active interest in equestrian trail riding and the development and maintenance of public equestrian trails.

Southern Trailriders Association

OUR MISSION IS:

  • To promote and develop public equestrian trails and related facilities throughout the southern United States
  • To promote an active interest in equestrian trail riding
  • To facilitate legislation, rules, ordinances and polices which promote equestrian trails
  • To encourage the compatibility of equestrian trails with natural resource conservation
  • To educate the general public in regards to equestrian recreational activities

And to enjoy trail riding!

Latest News

Saturday August 13th – Pool Party at the Trawick’s Place

Pool party at Curt and Wendy Trawick’s place. Humans only! Arrive at 3pm if you want to swim, 5pm if you want to visit and eat. A spiral ham will be provided, but please bring a covered dish and your choice of beverage. RSVP by August 8th to Wendy. See newsletter for details, or click on the Contact web page and send us an email!

Need Attendees! Public Meeting on St. Mark’s Headwater Greenway

An Important Update to STA Members!

Below and attached is the ONLY public meeting regarding the St. Mark’s Headwaters Greenway, located off Baum Road, between the CSX railroad tracks and Buck Lake Road, Tallahassee FL.

It is very important that we have as many equestrians as possible. Please mark your calendar now and plan to attend. We have wsited 12 years to get this far and only after continued involvement and contact with Leon County has this project moved forward.

Public Meeting:
August 3 @ 2:30 p.m.
City of Tallahassee Renaissance Center
2nd floor
435 N Macomb St
Tallahassee, FL

Suggested Speaking Points:

1. Make sure the trail does not run parallel to the rail road tracks in a straight line, as it provides significant spook in some horses when the train comes through. Instead, the trail should meander through the woods to buffer the RR tracks.

2. Adequate parking and turn around for horse trailers. A separate area for horse trailers is preferred so that what transpired at the J. R. Alford Greenway isn’t repeated.

3. Hours of operation should be sunrise to sunset, minimally.

4. Make sure the equestrian trail head is simply that, not […]

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July 23, 2016 -Ride and Swim at Sand Pond

Ride leader Ron led off at a little after nine with most of a large group of riders for such a hot and humid day. But because of the heat Ron decided to keep the ride short and spend more time swimming. We left Katrina and her two riders in the parking lot adjusting tack and she will tell her story next. Mike came in later but managed to run into their group on the trail.

We were glad to have Donna and her mom Lou Ann from Bristol and their friend Sandy join us. There were some other new members and guests as well. Ron led us on an hour long trail that pretty much did a circle from lake to lake on mostly single track trails. Some places the summer vegetation had kind of taken over, but there were no real problems, only a few scratches. We returned to the trailers to change into shorts and grab our lunches. Then on to the swimming hole.

Every horse is different about water. Mine love it and have been coming to that pond for their entire lives. Tally couldn’t wait for me to get the saddle off and broke away from […]