Area Horse Riding Group Ready To Begin Activities

The Bits N Spurs Trail Riders are brushing their horses and getting them ready for the trails.

Members are ready to switch from their snowmobiles, skis and snowshoes and head out on the trails on their horses. Their trail riding schedule for this year has been set and will be from April to November. Some places rides are going to be held are Cockaigne, Meadows Road, Ruttenbur Road, Allegany State Park and the Pine Hill/South Valley trail system. Some rides will include overnight camping. Guests are welcome with a fee to cover insurance for the day.

This is a local horse club founded in 1994 by a small group of trail riders in the Forestville area. Since then its membership has grown to include other parts of Chautauqua County and beyond. Riders of all levels of experience are welcome. Rides are at a walk and last from two to four hours. The longer rides include a lunch break, with members bringing a dish to pass for supper after the ride.

The group usually has a monthly meeting either at a member’s house or after the ride. New members are welcome, with membership welcome for individuals and families. Some activities are helping develop and maintain the Eastern Equestrian Trails, the Pine Hill/South Valley trails and the trails at Allegany State Park. Members often get together to attend a variety of other horse-related events.

For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page by searching for Bits ‘n’ Spurs Trail riders or email Sandy Colvenback, president, at