CSTR Aug 2011

North Springfield Lake Project
Perkinsville, VT

OUR PLANS FOR 2022

The CSTR officers and Board of Directors are moving forward with plans for the 2022 rides.  Forms and information will be available with an option to pay via PayPal.  We look forward to being able to get back to normal.

The June ride will be held at Myles Standish State Forest in Carver MA. We will be staying just outside the Forest at Boy Scout Camp Squanto.  The dates are June 18 & 19, 2022.  Go to the June Ride Page for more information.

The August ride will be held August 6 to 14, 2022 in Hawley MA.  Check out the August Page for details.

 

Our History

Our first ride was held in 1970 under the auspices of the Massachusetts Horsemen’s Council and the then Massachusetts Department of Natural Resources.  In June of 1975, Cross State Trail Ride incorporated as a separate organization.  From 1970 until 1973 we conducted a point to point ride, riding a new trail each day to a new camp.  In 1974 the gas crunch became a factor and  we changed the format to the “base camp” configuration that we now use. 
 
CSTR has a long history of distinguished operation.  Our policy of being  a “good neighbor”  and being sensitive to our environmental impact on the areas where we ride, has enabled us to maintain a good relationship with landowners, towns, state parks and fairgrounds.  Without the good will and cooperation of these agencies, we would not be able to operate.
 
This history has stretched to our 53rd year.  In that time, we have developed a method of operation that allows us to interface with those around us and with each other.  This network of methods and rules has grown over the years and developed into what we call the Cross State Village, a  social structure that governs us ten days a year.
 
We have journeyed to all six states in New England and to New York.  We have stayed at campsites especially built for horses and in areas where horses were never allowed to camp before.  Private landowners and fairgrounds have welcomed us back time and again. 

The August Ride is open to members only. 

Each year, CSTR holds a 9 day ride that is a closed, members only ride.  Membership in CSTR must be applied for.  The wait list has been replaced with an application process which includes mandatory attendance in at least one June CSTR ride, a letter of recommendation from a current CSTR member and the completion of an application for membership.  Visit our Membership Page for more information - Go here >>>>


CSTR June Open Ride - 2022

Our annual June ride, a two day weekend, is an open ride that is enjoyed by members and friends, old and new.  This ride is also affiliated with New England Horse & Trail.  The ride is usually held the weekend before or after Father’s Day.

This year the June ride will be held at Myles Standish State Forest in Carver MA. We will be staying just outside the Forest at Boy Scout Camp Squanto.  The dates are June 18 & 19, 2022. For more information on the June Ride and to download the information sheet and entry form and where you can also pay for your entry fee through PayPal Go to the June Ride Page for more information.