The Sport of Long Distance Trail Riding depends on many volunteers, all Ride Managers can use you! What a great opportunity to get involved in a sport where you can breathe fresh air, learn the aspects of distance riding, earn volunteer awards all at the same time!
Volunteering is quite possibly the best way to learn about endurance. Not only do you get to see what a real endurance ride in your area is like, but you’ll also get the opportunity to learn valuable things about how to do your best at the ride and get to know your local endurance community. It’s often said that you learn more about endurance riding from volunteering one day than you will after completing ten rides.
Volunteers help build, maintain and protect the trails we so enjoy riding, biking, and walking on! Get involved… in the conservation, restoration and preservation of our trails… ensure that public lands remain open to recreational equestrian activity, assist the various federal, state and private agencies in their maintenance and management of public lands, they encourage and solicit active participation in the use of the public land resources by equestrian users and the general public, but most of all spend countless hours annually working on the trails with public agencies. In many cases this is the only way to keep some of the trails open! We strongly encourage all equestrians’ hikers, bikers, nature lovers to GET INVOLVED at any level they can, it is the least we can do for ourselves, our future and generations to come!
It is at the local, community level where successful trail networks begin.
– BRANDYWINE CONSERVANCY, Community Trails Handbook, 1997