Welcome to The Will County Trail Riders
Please feel free to wander through our site. We hope all of your questions are answered and your equine interest is furthered. We welcome all new members and appreciate the support of those who choose not to join at this time. Join any time, and start your ride of a lifetime, making new friends and exploring the new hot topics in the equine world.
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting, clinic, seminar, or public appearance.
Who We Are
A handful of people met to discuss working with the Will County Forest Preserve to allow horses on the trails in Will County. At that first meeting an alliance of trail riders formed calling themselves the Will County Trail Riders (WCTR).
Since that time, WCTR, speaking as the organized voice of the county’s equestrians, has worked with the forest preserve and other public entities with the request to include equestrian use of public land. The WCTR have received positive results in the past and is working towards the future inclusion of equine on newly constructed trails throughout Will County.
In our endeavor to further educate the public, we also choose to educate ourselves so as to represent the equine population in a responsible fashion. Our meetings provide an opportunity to plan future events, assisting our members in becoming educated and responsible horse owner.
The WCTR meet monthly on the third Thursday of the month at: Beggars Pizza in New Lenox
January – May, September – December, No meetings June, July, August
We Have Fun!
Although trail advocacy is WCTR’s main purpose, we also enjoy trail rides, participate in parades, have fun days with our horses, host club tack sales, have informative presentations at our meetings, and of course a Christmas Party. A monthly newsletter is mailed to members. Here you will find trail news, upcoming events, and articles regarding legal issues and horses.
No single breed of equine or style of riding is promoted by the WCTR. As the “equine voice” of Will County, we are proud that our membership is diverse as to choice of mount or riding style. In fact, you don’t even need to own a horse or be a rider to become a member. Residency in Will County is NOT required.
Outstanding progress has been made by the WCTR toward increasing community awareness of the need for multi-use trails that are accessible to equestrians. Exciting opportunities and much more work lie ahead.
Please join us to help ensure that trails will be available to us and our children in the future.