SMART is an organization to encourage and promote all horse activities. We are a group of horse enthusiasts who love to trail ride and enjoy the company of others. We have a membership of approximately 100 members from all over New England.

Rides are held throughout the spring, summer and fall across Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts and range from 15-20 miles on varied terrain.

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Any person interested in horses and horsemanship may become a member of this club. Persons under the age of 18 must have written permission from a parent or guardian. Dues are paid annually on January 31st.

Select from two types of memberships:
  • Working Members: Who are required to participate at club functions or
  • Social Members: Informed of all club functions while not required to participate.
Annual Membership Fee:
  • New Members: $15.00
  • Renewing Members: $10.00
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We are gearing up for our 30th season of organized trail rides. The schedule has been arranged. Our first ride of the year will be May 19th and will be held at Branch Hill Farm. The June ride will be our Annual overnight ride and will be held in Gilmanton N.H. . on June 15th & 16th .There will be no July or August Ride this year, followed by the September ride in beautiful Gorham Maine on Sept 22nd, The October 20th ride location is still tentative. And we will end the season with our favorite ride, The “TURKEY TROT” to be held November 3rd in South Berwick Maine.

Those of you that have ridden with us in the past know that in addition to the beautiful and challenging trails, We also offer some great meals! You are also familiar with the type of terrain that we cover, But for “newcomers” we offer guidelines…Ordinarily are approximately 12-20 miles in length. Most rides have short and long loops! The first ride of the season tends to be shorter to facilitate “conditioning”. Our rides are “pleasure Rides” and welcome all levels of riders, however, please realize that as the season progresses the terrain and the obstacles tend to become more challenging. The rule of thumb is check with the contact people should you have any questions.

We are affiliated with NEHTA (New England Horse and trail Association)
Current Negative Coggins must be provided.
For more information on our rides, please click here.

Ride Prices:
  • Ride and Meal(Members): $20.00
  • Ride and Meal (Non-Members): $25.00
  • Meal Only: $15.00
  • Overnight ride: TBA
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**Ride dates tentative, more information will be provided when available**
Date Ride Coordinators Email Address Telephone Location
May 19, 2019 TBD TBD Branch Hill Farm
Milton Mills, NH

June 15th-16th, 2019
OVERNIGHT

Joyce Winchell
Ron Peabody
horsingrnd@metrocast.net
buddypeabody@comcast.net
(207) 636-3622
(603) 524-8505
Gilmanton, NH
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September 22, 2019 Melinda Rankin mzimmerrankin@une.edu (207) 749-9503 Gorham, ME
October 20, 2019 Ellen Ross ellenr@securespeed.us (207) 247-4108 TBD
November 3, 2019 Julia Fortier fortierjulia@yahoo.com (207) 384-2604 So. Berwick, ME