Since its incorporation on March 30, 1987, USTR has evolved from a 100-mile endurance riding club to the present-day club of horse enthusiasts and pleasure riders who enjoy riding local and regional trails in northern Virginia.
Through volunteering and direct financial support, USTR is dedicated to contributing to the development and maintenance of multi-use trails and facilities to benefit all equestrians. To fund our efforts, we have partnered in the competitive Crystal Crown Judged Pleasure Ride series, host our annual Memorial Day Benefit ride over the pristine and private trails of southern Loudoun County, and support the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship’s (BRCES) trails through fundraising and maintenance.
USTR presents a variety of educational and informative programs, open to the public, during our monthly meetings. Additionally, we hold semi-annual social events and monthly trail rides available to members. USTR member meetings take place on the first Friday of each month in Leesburg, Virginia.
Our monthly newsletter, Strides, informs members of important local and national issues affecting equestrians of every discipline and provides a local events calendar. You can also keep up with the Club events and local trail conditions through our online Yahoo Group, Facebook page, and website.
Club Officers & Contact Info:
President - Bill Aiton
Vice President - Sharon Nankervis
Secretary - Cindy Lambert
Treasurer - Lynette Wyant
Membership - Justine Gettman
Monthly Trail Ride Coordinator - Diane Connolly
Newsletter Editor - Lynell Abbott
Yahoo Group Moderator - Lisa Wilkinson
Southern States Feed Tag coordinator - Sharon E. USTR is a participating non-profit in the Southern States SHOW program (Special Horse Organization Winners Program). We earn .25 for every proof of purchase tag submitted. We use the SHOW money to make donations. PLEASE do not throw them away! Cut them out and bring to a meeting or contact Meredith for her address so she can deposit them. Remember it's the proof of purchase you cut out of the bag - not the feed tag showing the analysis of what's inside.