Do you trail ride or go horse camping in Oregon? Do you ever wonder how those wonderful routes and campsites came to exist? It’s not magic or happenstance. Hours of hard work and dedication are the fuel for creating many of Oregon’s best horse riding destinations. Consider a type of pay it forward effort by getting to know Oregon Equestrian Trails.
Oregon Equestrian Trails, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to establishing and maintaining trails and camps around the state for the enjoyment of anyone with horses. They are a well-organized group with chapters around the state. According to their website “O.E.T. members promote LNT ethics, outdoor ethics, campground etiquette, and trail etiquette. In addition to our outdoor contributions, O.E.T. members also maintain ongoing communication with various governmental agencies to ensure continued equestrian access on public lands now and for future generations of equestrians.”
They offer an information-packed guidebook on trails, camping, etiquette and resources for riders. Consider a family membership for $35 or a single membership for $30.
There are various fund raisers dedicated to supporting O.E.T. such as poker rides. What a fun way to get to know other riders, support a great organization and polish those poker hands. Work on that royal flush as you plan your next work party to benefit future generations of Oregon horse riders. Help keep Oregon horse trails open to everyone!