WNRDC Adventure Trail

WNRDC Adventure Trail October 9th, 2023 


The goal of Adventure Trail is for all kinds of riders to ride out and have FUN on a non-competitive team trail ride. We try to design it for all ages, disciplines and riding levels. Ages on our ride have ranged from 7 to 80.

It is a great event for family, friends, barns and a chill out event for competitors. If you don’t have a team we will try to find you one.

Teams ride out between 8:30AM – 12:00PM. You will be assigned a ride time – no late arrivals accepted.

Proceeds benefit Essex County Trail Association trail work in West Newbury.


  • You will ride through the trails and fields of the Pipestave/Mill Pond, Riverbend and Dunn Farm riding areas (Visit our Trail Riding Section).
  • Adventure Trail is NOT timed for completion, nor scored. Travel at your own pace!
  • The event will be held rain or shine with the course adjusted as needed for safety.


  • Our trail obstacles will have varying degrees of difficulty and some will have an easy option.
  • Each rider can decide what to attempt, or to skip some or all completely.
  • It’s your day of fun! The trail route and challenges change from year to year.



  • Casual attire is just perfect but helmets with a chinstrap and hard soled shoes/boots are required for safety.
  • We’d love to see you in costume but it’s not necessary. We do ask for no swords, shields or outrageous wings!

​Team Size:

  • Teams are 2 – 4 riders. If you do not have a team, we will try to match you up with others.
  • Teams will travel a course of 3+ miles through trails and fields that will include natural and man-made challenges similar to what you might encounter on any trail ride (and some fun ones you might not!).
  • All challenges are optional, so riders of all levels can participate.

Check-In & Start:

  • Teams check-in with the Secretary
  • Once mounted and ready, teams approach the Starter just before their departure time.


  • At the end of your ride, check back in with the Secretary.


You Must Register On-Line in order to participate:

  • $30 per person (+ $5.00 processing fee) 
  • Entries – CLICK HERE
  • Entry deadline 10/5/23 (enter NOW as spaces fill up quickly!)
  • Please give your team name, your team members, and preferred ride time.

Post Entry (after Oct 6th): $35 per person (+ $5.00 processing fee) 

  • Please note that registered entrants will be given priority as we allocate start times.
  • Last ride out at 12:00. SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS!


Posting of Ride Times:

  • Assigned ride times will be posted by the end of the day on the Friday before the ride here on the WNRDC website.

​Spacing of Rides:

  • Ride times will be spaced in 5 minute intervals.

​Late Arrivals:

  • If you arrive after your ride time, you may not be able to ride and will forfeit your entry fees, if there is no alternative time slot. In the case of a member of a team being late, the rest of the team can choose to ride or forfeit, if there is no alternative time slot.

Have you volunteered at WNRDC events?

  • Don’t forget you can use your volunteer cards for Adventure Trail.
  • If you have volunteered for any event in the last 13 months, entry is only $20.00 after the volunteer $10 discount..
  • Volunteer discounts can be passed on to anyone.

For more information, contact: Adventure Trail Coordinator [email protected]

You must pre-register on-line in order to participate! Don’t forget your Coggins!

KUDOS FROM THE PAST: “The 4 in our group thoroughly enjoyed the Adventure Trail Ride on Sunday! What a great event, and excellent for horses to have fun and to accommodate a lot of different situations and requests from their riders. Please pass on to the group who put it together that we all loved it, the trails were great, the volunteers helpful and everyone else I have talked with who also went on the ride loved it A LOT as well!” Lisa White, Boxford, MA