Monday, July 25, 2022

Summer Horseback Trail Riding at Margaret McKinney Campground in the Capitol State Forest - Full ArticleTo get to the Equine Loop Trail, you will need to ride through the multi-use trails, over this bridge and up a fairly steep hill. Photo credit: Brent Lotz

By Kristina Lotz

There is nothing like horseback riding through the Capitol State Forest with lush ferns, moss-covered trees and foxgloves as tall as your horse. Summer trail riding with your horse at Margaret McKinney Campground affords all this and more with access to the equine trail loop. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to hit the saddle!

Margaret McKinney Campground, located in the Capital State Forest, requires a Discover Pass for parking. Once you have one, you are good to go, whether for a day or a weekend of trail riding fun.

Camping With Your Horse at Capitol State Forest’s Margaret McKinney Campground

If you decide to camp with your horse and trail ride, you will find the amenities nice at Margaret McKinney. The campgrounds are open for summer trail riding, from May 1 to October 31. You can make reservations by emailing Make sure you give you them all the information they need including:...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Nebraska: Lincoln equestrian community will soon have expanded bridle path at Pioneers Park - Full Article

Evelyn Mejia
Jul 12, 2022

After nearly 35 years of fighting to preserve the horse trail at Pioneers Park, riders are beginning to reap the fruits of their labor.

For the past three decades, horse owners had seen the trail they'd been riding their entire lives shrink from four miles to about a mile and a quarter. Pioneers Park Horse Trails, 7.11

According to Walt Broer of JB Equestrian Academy, the city had never really given them a good reason as to why the trail shrunk.

"The reason they gave us 30 years ago was that it was too much to maintain the trail, but mowing and cleaning doesn't cost much," Broer said.

Over time, riders began to notice the trail depreciating from lack of maintenance.

In some instances, they had been kept off the trail, either by logs blocking access or by park staff.

When the city began receiving substantial funds from Lincoln Public Schools to maintain trails for cross country events, horse owners feared they would soon not have a bridle path at all...

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