Weekday rides have been well received. Next one - May 16 at Jackie Richie's

Welcome to Altoona Trail Riders

Dedicated to the preservation of equestrian trails, participating in  community service and  promoting family fun.

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April 26 - 28

Campout at Colt Creek State Park has been cancelled due to marathon taking place.  Instead we will do a day ride at Rock Springs State Preserve, SR 46, Sorrento

May 2

ATR monthly meeting. 7PM

May 4

Derby party, Gator's Dockside, Eustis, 4:30 PM.  Come

May 22 - 28

Campout at Doe Lake with Triple B.  Day ride on Sat., May 25.

May 16

ATR  day ride - Magnolia Oaks Ranch, off Demko Road, Altoona. Ride out at 9AM. Bring lunch to eat after the ride.

About Us

Come ride with us!


We have monthly day rides and campouts with horses.  We have monthly meetings  on the first Thursday of the month at 7PM at the Altoona School, SR 19, Altoona.  Visitors are always welcomed.

The Trails we Ride


We ride many different trails in the north Central Florida area including the Ocala National Forest, the Florida Greenway Trails, and state forests, parks and preserves.  

Join Us On The Trail


Visitors are welcome to come ride with us and will have to pay a day membership fee of $5.  ATR enforces Nicole's Law - an approved helmet is required for those 16 and under when riding horses on public lands. 

Current newsletter

March 2019


Message from your President:


Spring is in the air. The flowers are all in bloom. And the trees are putting out their new leaves. And with that comes the yellow oak pollen that awaken our dormant allergies! How many times in one month can we wash our cars! Just about every time we need to go anywhere!

Our Feb. meeting was well attended with folks coming out to meet Danielle Doorneweerd who spoke to us on Camp Boggy Creek. She talked about the needs of the camp and how we may be able to help out. We had a sign-up sheet passed around and it had a lot of names on it. Let’s all try to help out and make camp special for these kids. And all camp kids want to ride horses. 

Then we had a nice campout at Hardee Lakes. It was a small group, but we had fun. The lakes were pretty and we kayaked around the lakes while Sue and Richie fished. We did a covered dish one night and then went out for dinner another night. 

We finished up Feb. with our progressive dinner ride which took us on a 13.5-mile loop. The stops for food were appreciated and the horses got to take a break. We left Trailhead Ranch at 12 noon and got back by 5PM. Fun day. We have to thank Linda and Jerry Harrington for their hospitality and use of their ranch for appetizers, trailer parking and after ride refreshments. And we thank Pat and George Baker for hosting the main meal at their place. They had tables and chairs set up under the oaks and it was a very pretty setting. And we thank all our helpers…. Cindy, Becky, Sandy, Nancy A., Nancy J., Mark, Libby and Denny. We may have to do this ride again next year.  


With March upon us don’t forget to move your clocks ahead this weekend. Yeah, more light in the evening. I hate doing yard work in the dark! We had a very successful yard sale last weekend thanks to the organizing by Michelle McWilliams. And we thank all who donated items to the cause. We really had some nice stuff to sell. Michelle did a great job putting it all together and we thank all the helpers who came out to work the day. This was our best yard sale ever! So, start collecting your items for next year. 

This Sat. will feature our day ride at Indian Lake State Forest. The trails here are pretty but the trail head is primitive. There is a port-a-let on site, but no water for horses. So, bring water. Ride out at 10AM. 

And then on March 22 – 24 we will camp at McCulleys. Everyone is to make their own reservations with them. All meals are on your own, except for Sunday morning when we will have a pancake breakfast. A lot of folks want to go into town to that great buffet for dinners. And bring your kayak if you want to tackle the Withlacoochee River!




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