We now have a Facebook Group that anyone is welcome to join - it is called Haney Trail Riders.

For trail concerns, contact:

For Trail Concerns - contact Geoff Mallory by email to: or Allison Geofrey

Trail stuff...

Some local trail videos from Stephanie and her Dad:
Tim's Trail:

Horseman's Park:

Docksteader's Trail:

Greg Moore Trail and beyond:

Merlyn the star at his best.... :-)

Monthly meetings

Meetings are held every second Thursday upstairs at Planet Ice, Albion Fairgrounds.

No meetings in July, August and December.



2015 Membership Drive!

I'll try to keep it short and sweet...
Haney Horsemen Association needs numbers!
We need to show the District of Maple Ridge that Equestrians in Maple Ridge truly appreciate the Equestrian Trail Network in Maple Ridge. We need to show the District of Maple Ridge that there are more than just the 40 members of Haney Horsemen that ride the trails!
On Haney Trailriders  and Mission Trailriders there are many equestrians that use the trails on a regular basis. These riders help us be stewards of the trails by reporting downed trees and other issues. We relay these issues through our Equestrian Trail Committee that regularly meets with the District and the Committee and Executive of Haney Horsemen is also in constant email contact with the District and also the Park Ranger for Golden Ears Park regarding trail issues, trail preseveration, trail development and maintenance. Haney Horsemen have been working with the Back Country Horsemen of BC on projects in Golden Ears Park and contributed a $5000 grant towards the Horse Camp improvements and other projects in Golden Ears Park.
Every trailrider in Maple Ridge -- using the Equestrian Trail Network -- should be a member of Haney Horsemen -- a steward of the Equestrian Trail Network.
We believe if we increase our membership numbers we will all be more successful in the protection and preservation of our trails and a greater voice against new developments encroaching on the trail network.
Thank you for your consideration. Please complete the Membership form and mail it with your membership fee to our Treasurer Lynn Byer. Also, please email this to other Maple Ridge trail riders you know of! Thank you and wishing you Happy Trails in 2015!
Dianne Darlington-Stoesz
Haney Horsemen Association
Next Meeting: Planet Ice, Maple Ridge, 7:30 pm, Thursday, January 8th (No guest speaker)
February Meeting:  Special Guest Speaker!
                          Planet Ice, Maple Ridge, 7:30 pm, Thursday, February 12th,
                          Guest Speaker: Myles Herman, Equine Kinesiologist
For more info contact


HHA Potluck and Auction

Bring in the Christmas Season
with the Haney Horsemen!
Saturday, November 22nd
Doors open at 6 pm- Dinner at 7 pm
Thornhill Hall
26007- 98th Avenue 
Potluck and Auction!

For more info contact:
Lynn: 604-462-9954
Karlene: 604-467-5546

Bring a new or good quality item for
Silent Auction and your favourite dish!!


Hoping all your trails are happy in 2014!

It's going to be a great year to belong to Haney Horsemen! Guest speakers at meetings, first aid and nutrition clinics, trail rides, Fund-raising Dinner, Christmas Potluck, work parties to help maintain our Maple Ridge trails and help making corrals and campgrounds in Golden Ears Park! We are also looking forward to showing off our trails to the BackCountry Horsemen at their Rendezvous, at MREC, in Maple Ridge this spring!

Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge. Coffee at 7 pm – meeting starts at 7:30 pm.

Membership is $10 per year. Drop in to a meeting and join. Or join by mail – see the information on the bottom of our membership form.
Trails maps can be found at:

2013/2014 Executive:
Trail Boss:  Bill Archibald
President:  Dianne Stoesz
Past President: Karlene Slogotski
Vice President:  Allison Geoffrey (also chair of Trail Committee)
Secretary/|Treasurer:  Lynn Byer

 For more information you can email Dianne at

Happy Trails! Dianne, President


Trails closed.

Please see latest meeting minutes (listed on the left) for currently closed trails.


Schull Trail closed

lots of clearing and debris all over the trail. Detour through Rock Ridge subdivision.


Equestrian Representative on AAC

Stephanie James of Ruskin is the new equestrian representative on the Agriculture Advisory Committee. Follow this link to learn more about the committee:


Problem riding thru East Fern Crescent Area

Riders be aware that the Trans Ridge Trail east of Mill St. on the 128th road allowance is closed to horses for the next month at the least. This also applies to the South Alouette River killer crossing further east. Both are impassible due to clearing and tunneling work being done for the sewer line to the Corrections Centres.
Check out these three scenarios on go to map panel 3.

1. If you are coming from the south on the 240th crossing of the South Alouette, you are advised to turn left at Fern Crescent and right onto Mill St., then LEFT on 130th Ave a short way to How-D Trail’s switchbacks and along Shoesmith Crescent to the Ann&Earl Conn Trail north to the East Maple Ridge Trail to Golden Ears Park.

2. If coming from the southwest, e.g. Horseman’s Park, along 128th Ave and over Alder Crossing of the South Alouette, stay on 128th to cross east over Fern Crescent to go right onto Mill St., then LEFT on 130th Ave a short way to How-D Trail’s switchbacks and along Shoesmith Crescent to the Ann&Earl Conn Trail north to the East Maple Ridge Trail and right (east) to Golden Ears Park.

3. If coming from the west, e.g. Homestead Stables, along 132nd’s Fern Crescent, cut north (left) at Balsam and east (right) at Larch to 236th. Then left (north) into the Shull Trail. Stay on it past the Shoesmith Trail to the Tent Trail which will take you back around to the East Shoesmith without the rock scramble from the Shull Trail. Go left (east) on the East Shoesmith which will blend into the East Maple Ridge Trail to Golden Ears Park.

Each of these suggested routes takes you north of Fern Crescent and away from the Construction. Do not ride up Fern Crescent to the Park as the road shoulders are narrow and the traffic high and fast. Each route takes you over the new Millionaire Creek Bridge built this spring by HHA volunteers. Say a loud thank-you for their efforts.

This email was prompted by my speaking with a rider on Fern Crescent near Snake Hill who said there was no other way to get to the Park. These are THREE SAFER WAYS! Happy Trail Riding, Bill


Thanks Mike Barker and Dave Smith!

Thanks guys for guiding the Know Your Trails Ride on June 20th. It was good fun.
I forgive Roxey for kicking me in the butt - guess I needed that ;-) Lesson learned - even though you think the horses aree all well experienced and well behaved, anything can happen anytime. always be aware.

See you all on the next ride. Larry St.Onge will be leading that one.

Happy Trails Heather


details on May 9th ride - Know Your Trails.

Hi everyone,

Please join Kim Hofmarks and fellow HHA riders for an informative and
fun ride this Sunday. Here's the details:

- Sunday, May 9th. at 10:30am (be ready to ride at 10:30)
- Allco Park parking lot
- 3-4 hours at a walk
- water and snacks will be provided
- route map with trail names

The route will include Trapper Trail, Maple Trail (including the new
bridge over Millionaire Creek) and trails in the Rock Ridge area.

Please let Kim know if you are planning to come and if you have any questions.

For general information about the Know Your Trails rides contact us at

Happy Trails!


Bridge on Maple Ridge Trail OPEN!

This is the bridge that crosses Millionaire Creek on Maple Ridge trail.

A big THANK YOU! to all those HHA members involved in this project.


take the HCBC survey!

Here's the link:

Take the equine survey -

The blue box to the right. It's important!


Please support safety on 132nd

Here's a link to the Alouette Valley Association who is doing lots to help in this regard. Please take a moment to sign the survey.


128th trail closure info

Click here for the notice from District of Maple Ridge


Tim's Trail (136th) closed Oct.15 - end of Nov.

from the District of Maple Ridge on Oct.14/09:

We have been advised by our partners at Metro Parks that the North Alouette River crossing should be closed from mid October to the end of November to avoid disturbing returning fish species. We will be posting signs on the trail to advise riders of this closure.

Until the signs are installed we would appreciate your assistance to get the word out to other riders. Thank you.


membership list - 2010

We are currently updating our email distribution list to include those who are paid up members for 2010 ($10 to join).

If you want to make sure you are kept in the loop, please make sure your membership is up to date for 2010.

Questions? email:


HHA video

Thanks to Betty-Jean and Shane.

Kim and Montana - Tevis Cup 2009 - FINISHER!!!!

Here's the BUCKLE to prove it!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: Kim tevis cup

Hi Bill and HH members, Montana and I arrived back to a barn full of banners and balloons and cake and carrots. Thank you all for your support and good wishes it really means alot. I thought about why I was lucky enough to be at Tevis as I rode along those 100 miles and I know it's because I'm able to train on our trail system here in Maple Ridge.I had many inquiries about my horse and how we train and I explained about the dedicated group at home who work so hard to maintain our wonderful trail system and the opportunity it gives us to ride through rivers, up and down mountains, rocky technical trail and canter along nicely groomed paths. It was truly a ride of a lifetime and I feel so lucky to have a great horse and friends like all of you. See you on the trail!!! Kim Hofmarks