The OCHC sponsored trail rides are a special opportunity to explore some spectacular, private trails not open to the public with a friendly group of people.  A walk-trot and a walk-trot-canter group will be offered. The ride leaves at 10:00 AM (arrive by 9:30AM) and lasts between 1.5 – 2 hours.

Cost: $20 per horse and rider; potluck social to follow ride.

All rides are on Sundays at venues on this website.

All riders must have ASTM approved helmets, boots with a heel (no sneakers), current coggins, and signed releases.

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Trail Ride Series

June 18, 2017 – Tanner Farm

Bashford Road, Valatie
Beautiful trails through the woods and then out into rolling fields. We’ll come out onto a dirt road which then leads to more lovely fields and stunning views accented with woodland breaks.

Meet at the corner of Bashford and Richmond Road, Valatie. Trailer Parking is along the road of Bashford and Richmond Rd.

From the North (I 90): Exit 11E to Route 20 towards Nassau and go 5.4 miles. Turn right onto Route 203 and go 3 miles. Turn left onto County Route 32 and go 0.7 miles. Take the 1st Rd which turns into a dirt road. Go 1.2 miles to the intersection of Bashford and Richmond Road.

From the South: From the circle on Route 66 in the Village Chatham, head north on Route 66 for 4.5 miles. Stay straight to go onto Route 17 for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Brown Road which turns into dirt. At the end of Brown Road and turn left onto Bashford Road. Go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Bashford and Richmond Road.

September 10 –  Heston Stables

Hesten Stables. 263 Thomas Road, Old Chatham
Trails through the woods, dirt roads, and along an old railroad bed.

From I90 east to exit 11 E toward Nassau. About 3 miles to Bunker Hill Rd. ( at top of small hill ). Go Right. At Stop sign in North Chatham, go Straight. Through hamlet. ( now on RT 203), as 203 bears Right, take hard Left on County RT 17.
App 4 miles into Chatham Center hamlet where 17 joins with RT 66. Over Red Bridge, take immediate Left after bridge into County 13. About 1/2 mile as 13 bears Left Go Straight into Rock City Rd. Thomas Rd is second Rd on Right about 3 miles. Meet is first farm on Right.

From South, town of Chatham. 66 North about 4 miles into hamlet of Chatham Center.
As speed limit slows, go Right on Lovers Lane. If you go over Red Bridge, about 200 yards too far. At end of lane Go Right onto County 13. As 13 bears Left go Straight on Rock City Rd. Thomas Rd about 3 miles. Go Right. Hesten Stables is first farm on Right.

Reservations required. For questions, contact Lisa Amtower at vowtowin@gmail.com