The Canadian Recreational Horse and Rider Association is thrilled to announce our strategic partnership with the Trans Canada Trail project.
Since the early 1990's there has been a huge effort to complete a mixed use national trail. The project is called the Trans Canada Trail (TCT). The five trail uses are hiking, snowmobiling, equestrian, canoeing and cross country skiing. In the 1990's and early 2000's the Ontario Trails Council (OTC) was the TCT project manager in Ontario. In many other provinces similar groups such as Alberta TrailNet and Nova Scotia Trails do similar work. In Ontario, our re-founders Mavis McCullum and Diane MacPherson, (horse owners) knew that a provincial organization supporting the completion of a national trail that INCLUDED horse riding would be a benefit to riders. This is also true coast to coast.
In 2002 the OTC went its own way, but over the past 14 years has co-funded, co-planned with communities, come up with new ideas (Path of the Paddle) and other supports, leading to the completion of the Trans Canada Trail. What was true 20 years ago remains true today, there aren't enough places for horse persons to ride, either long distance or close to home. The 4400 kilometers of TCT Trail in Ontario, when connected, will help solve this riding problem. The recent Memorandum of Understanding between the Canadian Recreational Horse and Rider Association (CRHRA) and the Trans Canada Trail, will fulfill this goal in Ontario, and across the country. So please support the CRHRA as it works with the TCT to fulfill more places to ride in Canada.