VIRGINIA'S PREMIER HORSE TRAIL RIDE ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
SPRING RIDE in 10 Days! TRAIL INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE HERE
HEADS UP (HEELS DOWN!) I DO NOT KEEP AN EMAIL LIST- YOU MUST WATCH THIS SITE!!
FALL 2013 RIDE WILL BE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 28 2013
UPDATE May 10 2013: Check out our FaceBook page too for updates. Link top left. Bring your tick repellant- we use OFF! on the horses before and after a ride.
UPDATE: There will NOT be any food for sale for FRIDAY night due to personnel issues so be self-prepared for meals on Thur and Fri.
Breakfast WILL be sold on Sat and Sun mornings.
Fee: $40 per person, $20 for under age 12. $15 dinner for non-riders.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Remember that high winds can close the CBBT to horse trailers and campers for a few minutes up to a few hours. If you are in doubt, call 757.331.2960 for up-to-the-minute information.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Thanks for those generous corral donations! Remember that Lifetime Corral Holders have a guaranteed place in the trail ride as long as you register timely. You are in addition to the first 225!
The Eastern Shore Trail Ride is a twice yearly camping and riding weekend by invitation only for good riders and their good horses on private land on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. 100% of the proceeds benefit Company 16 of the Northampton Fire and Rescue Company. The trail wranglers donate all of their time and fuel and equipment costs. Your entire donation goes to the Northampton Fire and Rescue Company 16.
The Rides are limited to 250 riders and horses, and registration is in advance only. No admittance at the trail head without confirmed registration. Fee covers weekend riding on private wooded farm trails including long stretches on the Chesapeake Bay on private beaches, lunch on the trail Saturday only, dinner at camp Saturday night and two nights camping at our beautiful and private campground.
Watch this website for updates and for future ride information. All notices are posted here; we do not email bulk notices. It is your obligation to check this site for updates. Use our email link for specific questions.
A current (within 12 months) Negative Coggins report is required for all horses. If you don't know what this refers to, please contact your veterinarian who will advise you on its importance.
Additional Information on Trail Ride FAQ's Link (Above Left)
Horse water is provided at the campsite, as well as limited potable water. Horse water is provided along the trail from common-use stock tanks.
Open fires are allowed depending on the weather. When fires are allowed, they must be contained in an approved appliance. There are no rocks on the Shore so you cannot construct a fire ring on site.
Strictly enforced: Loose dogs will result in eviction of owners. If you must bring your dog, s/he must be tied or crated at your campsite and you must clean up after your pet. Dogs left at camp tend to bark all day so plan to leave your dog in your trailer. Our campground landowner is the most generous person...but he and we won't tolerate loose & noisy dogs.
Directions and GPS coordinates are found in Trail Ride FAQs on the left, above.
Talented DJ on Saturday night with dancing in the Pavilion.
Riders under age 18 MUST and WILL wear helmets. Helmets are recommended for all riders..it is a no-brainer! (Sorry- can't resist that)
Vet will be on call- You must be prepared to pay the vet at the time of service!
No farrier available unless trail riding farriers wish to work. Horses do not need to be shod.