Sharing the trails with a favorite equine partner and friends can be great therapy, both physically and mentally. Enjoying the outdoors is a healthy experience. In California, we are fortunate to have nice weather for the most part and many diverse parklands and trails to explore. We can often experience multiple ecosystems in just a few hours of a ride in one park: cool ferny redwood groves to mottled shade in oak woodlands, meadows thick with wildflowers or the golden grasses of Fall, great expanses of granite slopes dotted with woodlands gathered around gurgling mountain streams, wide-open beaches offering whale-sightings and a deep breath of sea air amongst dunes rich with flora and fauna.
CSHA was founded by 8 organizations and associations committed to equestrians having access and positive experiences in parks and on trails in California. As urban boundaries expand more and more, we equestrians and trail lovers need to be ever more vigilant in maintaining our access to the parks and trails. We also need to be aware of assisting in local expansion of parks and trails, to maintain an equestrian voice in the planning and opening and future of the public lands.
Together we can help each other make connections in our communities, help maintain the existing trails, plan for future trails, raise funds for trails, and enjoy trails in a group with the same purpose in mind: getting out on trails for recreation.
The State Trails Chair helps you make those local connections, and celebrate successes, share trail activities and help raise funds for trails. Let’s work together to keep trails and parks open and available for all of us to enjoy, and hopefully further expand the areas we have available to us.