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

March 17, 2018 Fort Braden

This ride began with some confusion as the ride hosts were not there. President Linda quickly decided we needed to regroup. She took the signup sheet provided by me and began to get signatures of participants. We decided to break into two groups since some folks arrived as we were ready to begin and Linda offered to wait for them to tack up. They were nonmembers and her act of generosity in hosting them was commendable.

So, the group that left out to ride the East Loop consisted of Sue on Bud, Arlene on Scooter, Leslie on Luna, Stephanie on Quia and Stacy on Angola, the cutest little buckskin mule I have ever seen! I gave the riders some history of how we ended up getting horse trails on Ft. Braden and also offered other facts about the area as we rode for three hours.

We decided to go down to the Lake Pavillion and when we arrived, one of the ride hosts was there, Ambrose on his mare, Sally. He was running behind because his good friend Rocky was not around to help him. Come to find out, she was in the hospital. Leslie had a lot of fun on […]

March 31, 2018 – Moonlight Ride Buckhorn Camp

This ride started at Buckhorn Hunt Camp in the Apalachicola National Forest on Forest Road 360; perfect location for moonlight rides because the roads are white sand My Quarter horse Scarlett was unnerved by the wagon. James and Bitsy Jacobs had a pair of paint horses hitched to a custom-made wagon. Lavater Johnson rode in the wagon. James said ya’ll stay here while we take the wagon up the road a piece. I need to see how the horses will react to the lights. The paints were not bothered by the lights but Scarlett was upset by the whole thing. She has seen a wagon but not in the dark with lights. Sensory overload maybe? She followed the wagon a while keeping her distance. She managed to walk fast enough to catch up and pass the wagon. Once past she stayed on a power walk, I didn’t know she could walk that fast! For a change, I was able to keep up with the gaited horse.

I enjoyed talking to Tonya Six, on her TWH Lady; she has been riding this part of ANF with her family all her life. Occasionally, Scarlett would stop, spin 180 degrees, see the wagon, complete […]

STA Quarterly Meeting, Saturday May 5th

Location: Double S Ranch. 9400 Buck Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL

Bringing a horse is optional. Ride trails cut on the 100-acre property or ride the obstacle course or arena from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Quarterly meeting and supper at 4:30.

Members to RSVP to Tonya Six (850-408-0861/text or sixtonya@gmail.com) for what side dishes they will bring, including condiments and buns.

STA to provide hamburgers and hotdogs, bring a chair, drinks and a covered dish to share.

Because this is also Kentucky Derby Day, let’s have some fun by wearing a Kentucky Derby hat!