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

We are gearing up for our 31st season of organized trail rides. The schedule has been arranged. Our first ride of the year will be May 31st at Branch Hill Farm in Milton Mills, NH. Our Second ride of the year will be a new place for SMART. This ride will be held June 20th at the Waterford Fairgrounds in Waterford, ME. This will be a benefit ride for the MAINE STATE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS. The July and August Dates have not yet been decided on. The September 20th ride will be held in Gorham, ME. The October 18th ride will be held in Newfield, ME at Carol's Pit again and we are working on a better parking location. And we will end the season with our “TURKEY TROT” to be held November 1st 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
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
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July 26, 2020 Joyce Winchell 207-636-3622 Branch Hill Farm
Milton Mills, NH
August 28-30, 2020
Brenda Demers 207-583-2926 OVERNIGHT RIDE
Sweeden, ME
September 20,2020 Melinda Rankin 207-749-9503 Gorham, ME
October 18, 2020 Joyce Winchell 207-636-3622 Branch Hill Farm
Milton Mills, NH
November 1, 2020 Julia Fortier 603-817-9956 So. Berwick, ME