CSTR Aug 2011

North Springfield Lake Project
Perkinsville, VT


At the 5/23/20 CSTR Board meeting a vote was taken concerning the rides scheduled for the 2020 summer season.  The Board discussed the topic and the need for social distancing during the COVID crisis.  It would be very difficult to run a ride following the stringent rules that some states are requiring; e.g., 14 days quarantine, masks, stay out of their towns, etc.  After much consideration the Board reluctantly but unanimously voted to cancel all face to face events for 2020.
This was a very difficult decision since the CSTR has never cancelled annual events in the past.  After further deliberation Ron Walker recommended the Board consider a VIRTUAL summer ride.  This event would require members to actually ride at their home locations during the two week event and then post their ride information.  Ron was given the go ahead by the Board to establish a committee to further investigate the feasibility of such a ride.  Within a couple of weeks he agreed to come back to the Board with a proposal.
STAY TUNED for information on your summer 2020 CSTR Virtual ride!!


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 48th 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

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.
For 2020, it was decided to cancel the June weekend ride because of restrictions imposed by the COVID crisis.  

For more information on the June Ride, CLICK HERE

To download ride info and entry for June Ride CLICK HERE