About Us

I’d like to personally invite you to saddle up and hit the trails with America’s best-loved trail-riding magazine. ​The Trail Rider brings together folks from all over who share a passion for horses and adventure, creating a close-knit campfire kinship that’s rare in today’s fast-paced world.

In every issue, The Trail Rider’s stable of savvy contributors offer a roundup of from-the-saddle reports and photos, hands-on training, practical trail tips, popular columns, horse humor, and more. We also welcome your trail stories!

Thumb to the back, and you’ll find our exclusive Where-to-Ride Guide, a handy listing of North American trail-riding destinations, riding vacations, overnight stabling, horse camps, and horse-friendly public lands—plus a calendar of organized trail rides from coast-to-coast. See you on the trails!


Rene E. Riley, Editor
The Trail Rider