Our History

pic207ATHRA (The Australian Trail Horse Riders Association) was formed in 1972 at Gatton in South East Queensland for people who enjoyed horses, our heritage, the outdoors and camaraderie all encompassed within a non-competitive leisure horse environment.

The association has grown significantly over the years and is recognised by Government at all levels and the equine industry as Australia’s Premier Representative Body for Trail Horse Riders.

ATHRA has a national structure that supports the needs of clubs and members in all states and territories. Being part of a national body means our members have the ability to ride anywhere that permits horse access and with any other club Australia wide.   This effectively opens up the whole of Australia to our members and wherever they travel with their horse, they are sure to be welcomed by the local club and enjoy the hospitality of that area.

ATHRA is a way of life for the whole family; it provides access to the most remote and beautiful places most people only dream of!