LVTA is a community-based group of riders and horse owners. Our primary goal is to establish and maintain a bridle trail network and to preserve the rural atmosphere and natural beauty of Washington Township for this and future generations. Keep trails accessible for equestrian use. Join LVTA and save the trails you ride. Membership in the LVTA is open to all. As a LVTA member, you will be included in our liability insurance policy and issued an official membership card.
We offer an Individual Membership for $30, Family Membership for $45 and a Supporing Membership for $25. Our membership year runs from January 1-December 31 of each year.
Click Here to Download and print the Membership Form.
Courtesy for Horseback Riders on Shared Trails
Help with the maintenance on the land where you ride.
Train your horse to be around other people, other animals, bicycles and motorized vehicles.
Let someone know where you are going & when you will return.
Show your gratitude to landowners.
Park in designated/authorized parking areas only.
Get to know other users. Talk to them and be friendly. Say hello and smile.
Always stay on the right side of the trail (no matter how wide). This helps to avoid accidents and head-on collisions.
Always look ahead, beside and behind you.
When riding downhill yield to uphill traffic. Uphill traffic has the right-of-way. Always wait at the top of a hill or the first safe spot to stop until the uphill traffic has passed.
Take responsibility for yourself. You may not be able to change someone else’s behavior but you can change your own.
Rules of Conduct
Respect, at all times, the rights of the property owners! When you meet landowners, introduce yourself and be courteous.
Ride LVTA designated trails only. NEVER ride through a landowners crop.
Observe all trail signs.
Do not use any landowners facilities such as jumps, riding ring, etc.
If you pass through a GATE, be sure it is closed properly.
Group riding is limited to 6 horses.
Keep your horse under control at all times.
No motorized vehicles allowed on the trails.
Do not throw LITTER on the trails.
If you are asked by a landowner to leave the property, do so immediately and call a LVTA officer.
Protective riding headgear is MANDATORY while riding the trails.
Parents are responsible for their children and mounts while they are riding on the trails.