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. Complete information about Smart Rides, click here.

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

We are gearing up for our 27th season of organized trail rides. The schedule has been arranged. Our May ride will be held at the beautiful Maudsley State Park, the June ride will be held again in Milton Mills, New Hampshire at the Branch Hill Farm. July’s ride is TBA. Our annual overnight ride will be held in September, Labor Day weekend again in Gilmanton, New Hampshire followed by our end of September ride in beautiful Gorham, Maine, October’s ride will be in Newfield, Maine and I can promise no one will head out in the wrong direction at the beginning of that awesome ride! And we will end the season with our favorite ride, the Turkey Trot to be held in November 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 these guidelines … Ordinarily our rides are approximately 12-20 miles in length. 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: $10.00
  • Overnight ride: TBA
Click on the ride date or location for more information
**Ride dates tentative, more information will be provided when available**
Date Ride Coordinators Email Address Telephone Location
May 15, 2016 Sandra Rogers (207) 651-6571 Newburyport, MA
June 12, 2016
Joyce Winchell &
Sandy Galarneau
(207) 636-3622
(603) 652-4424
Milton Mills, NH
July Ride Canceled - - - -
Sept. 3rd & 4th, 2016
Joyce Winchell
Ron Peabody
(207) 636-3622
(603) 524-8505
Gilmanton, NH
September 25, 2016 Melinda Rankin (207) 749-9503 Gorham, ME
October 16, 2016 Ellen Ross
Joyce Winchell
(207) 247-4108
(207) 636-3622
Newfiled, ME
November 6, 2016 Julia Fortier (207) 384-2604 So. Berwick, ME