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

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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 […]

Opening for a New Board Member

Terri Stallings resigned her position as Secretary on the Southern Trailriders Association Board of Directors. Under the By Laws of our organization, the Board shall appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of the term until the Annual Meeting and Election of Officers is held.

If you are a member in good standing (dues current), are available for monthly board meetings, held presently at The Other Seineyard, Tharpe and N. Monroe Streets, dinner 5:30 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m., first Wednesday of the month, able to take and prepare minutes of monthly board meetings as well as at membership meetings and willing to participate in STA events, please let me or another Board Member know. Board meetings generally last 1.5 hours but sometimes extend to 2 hours.

We would like to fill the vacant board position before the August 3rd meeting if possible.

As you know, STA is 26 years old and foremost the leader in the Big Bend Region for advocating for equestrian riding opportunities. We put our words into action through trail maintenance and pursuit of new trail opportunities. We host rides usually twice a month except in the heat of summer, and then we try to come […]

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Quarterly Membership Meeting

What a wonderful evening 22 members and prospective members had at the 2nd Quarterly Membership Meeting held at The Wilderness Cabin on Saturday, June 18th. We enjoyed great food from the buffet that included pork roast, meat loaf, fried chicken, 3 types of shrimp, 3 types of fish, plus Southern vegetables, salads and desserts, all for $16.99 plus tax and gratuity. We had a private room, which made it easy to update members on all the new things Southern Trailriders Association is involved in. Torreya State Park’s proposed equestrian trails have been identified and now we wait for approval from higher authorities. We will keep you posted but our sincere thanks to Linda Vause, Suzanne Lane and Gary McDougald for all the hours in the saddle they put in. We also are pursuing permission from Leon County to build a mounting block at J R Alford Greeway. Our moonlight ride proved so popular we have another one coming up in July! Plus the chance to swim with your horse at Lost Lake also in July. And we also have another membership pool party coming up in August! Megan updated us […]