Trail Information


Works to protect and expand the network of open lands available for trail riding. Works to educate local groups on how to work with property owners.

The Connecticut Horse Council, Inc. represents your interests in:

  • The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
  • Connecticut Equine Advisory Council (EAC)
  • Connecticut Greenways Council
  • Connecticut State Trails Plan
  • Connecticut Statewide Forest Resource Plan
  • Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)


a) Trails Committee Purpose & Goals

b) Trail Etiquette

c) Share the Trail

d) What You Can Do To Save the Trails

e) Seven Tips to Help Save Horseback Riding Trails


Comprehensive Trails Information:

a) Places to Ride In Connecticut

b) CT Equine Advisory Council

c)Horseback Riding in CT(coming soon 25 great places to ride in CT)

d)National Recreational Trails Program  

e) CT Greenways

State Parks & Horse Trails:

State Information: CT | ME | MA | NH | NY | RI | VT

 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR):

Equine Land Conservation ResourceELCR is a Kentucky 501 (c) (3) organization, not affiliated with any governmental entity. Leaders from a wide range of equestrian and conservation groups advise and support the ELCR. The goal of ELCR is to share information and networking as they seek to become a part of the larger “horse industry” and educate their specific constituencies of the need to become involved in protecting riding lands and offer them the tools necessary to protect their activities and favorite riding areas Equine Conservation Resource.

American Trails


American Trails:

The only national, non-profit organization working on behalf of ALL trail interest for local, regional and long distance trails and Greenways. Our goal is to support America’s trails by finding common ground and promoting cooperation among all trail interests.

American Horse CoucilAmerican Horse Council:

The American Horse Council was organized in 1969 to represent the horse industry in Washington before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies. It is a non-profit corporation that represents all segments of the equine industry.

Goal of the American Horse Council

The goal of the AHC is to ensure that the industry works together in Washington to accomplish our ultimate goal of “Keeping Opportunities Open” for the horse industry. The AHC believes that consensus and coordinated action by our members in dealing with federal legislation and regulations is the best way to accomplish our goal. The AHC works toward those ends whenever possible.

Mission of the American Horse Council

To promote and protect the equine industry by representing its interests in Congress and in federal regulatory agencies on national issues of importance;
To unify the equine industry by informing industry members of regulations and pending legislation, and by serving as a forum for all member organizations and individuals; and
To advise and inform government and the industry itself of the equine industry’s important role in the United States economy. 
The mission broadly describes the AHC’s purpose as an organization.

 Back Country Horsemen of America:

The purpose of this organization shall be:
1. To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s back country and wilderness.
2. To work to insure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use.
3. To assist the various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resource.
4. To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise use of the back country resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.
5. To foster and encourage the formation of new state Back Country Horsemen’s Organizations.


For additional info contact:

Diane Ciano phone: (203) 757-1904 or  email: