The Trail Riders Awards Program (TRAP) recognizes the need to honor the Trail Rider, who is the foundation of C.S.H.A.
This is a great program, especially for those of us who are “Sunday drivers” and just want to take a leisurely ride and look at the scenery.
Riders keep track of the number of hours they trail ride and send a copy of the log to the program chair. It’s that simple! It does not matter how far or fast you go, just the number of hours you spend on the trail. Any time spent out on the trails, whether alone or in a group, counts toward awards. It can be any type of trail riding; pleasure, conditioning, trail trials, endurance, etc. It does not include time spent getting ready to ride, riding in an arena, or parades. In 2013 to encourage participation in trails preservation the program was changed to include time spent working on the construction and/or maintenance of trails.
The riders also provide information on which trails they rode, the condition of the trail, how many riders there were and what type of riding it was. This information is entered into a database that is useful in substantiating trail usage which is especially important now when so many trails are in jeopardy.
All participants must be members of C.S.H.A either as individuals or as members of a C.S.H.A Club. There are no age divisions or limitations. There is no limit to the number of horses which may be ridden in qualifying for an award.
Region 5 has a separate annual “High Hours” program which rewards the Region 5 TRAP members reporting the most hours in the program year.
To learn more about this great program, and for an application form go to the CSHA TRAP website at http://www.cshatrap.org