Pinckney Trail Riders Association - Events
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Under the Michigan equine activity liability act, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from the inherent risk of the equine activity.

2018 Events

Yearly Member Meeting

March 18th - 2pm

Zukey Lake Tavern - 5011 Girard Dr, Pinckney

Board member seats are up for vote, if you would like to run for a seat, please email us by 3/4/18 with your request.  These seats are two year terms.

We will review 2017 and discuss the future plans for the staging area and trails in 2018.   

We'll also discuss our event schedule for the upcoming season and hope you all can join us for the Blessing of the Horses event we will be hosting at the staging area May 5th.  

Be sure to ORDER YOUR FLOWERS & JOIN PTRA OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!  Thank you for your continuing support, we could not do any of this without all of you!  THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

All are welcome to arrive early, about 12:30pm to join us for lunch (on our own), PTRA provides dessert and beverages for the meeting.

CANCELED Due to Rain


April 15th  1:30pm

Please join us for our spring workbee to get the trails in great shape for riding!!

We will meet at the Monks Rd Staging area and have snacks and drinks ready for you to grab before we break into groups and head out to the trails. Each group will have a pole saw and we'll take you out to the work areas.  Plan to stay for pizza afterwards.

Don't forget your boots, gloves and loppers.

Running Fit Races

September 7, 8, 9 & 22

There will be runners on the trails.  

These are great days to visit different trails.  Check our our links page for information on other area parks!  

Blessing of the Horse and Rider

                  10am, May 4-6th   The Blessing and Camping Weekend will b

The Blessing will be held at 10 am on Saturday   

Come with or without your horse, $10 for non-campers

Comedian Chris Young is scheduled to appear Saturday evening 5/5 for the enjoyment of our campers. $10 to enjoy the show for non-campers


We have 15 sites available.

Get your reservations in early (no refunds).  Call 734-878-2975 to reserve a site and instructions for mailing your payment.  $40 for the weekend including the comedy show and Blessing!  Sorry single night camping is not available.  

Hitching poles will be available, vault toilet and hand pump in staging area.  Central fire pit for visiting, roasting marshmallows, kibitzing and enjoying music and laughs in the evenings!  

Don’t miss a RIDE TO HELL after the Blessing for a beer and burger at the Hell Hole Diner or Hell Saloon.  And save room for Ice Cream at Screams!

A potluck dinner Saturday will start at 5:30 pm with PTRA providing the meat and soft drinks and water.  We’re planning a jam-packed weekend.

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Brighton to Pinckney Ride!!

PTRA and BTRA invite you to join us

October 6th

Registration at Brighton Staging is from


Lunch at Pinckney from 1:30-3:30pm

$7 for members, $10 for non members

Grab your horse and meet us at the Pinckney Staging area for registration beginning at 10am and ending at 11am. Due to the popularity of this ride, please trailer pool to save parking space if you are able to.

After registration, you will tie your horse or hand them to a friend, drive your rig to the Brighton staging area and a shuttle driver will drive you back to Brighton.

Jump in the saddle and you are off to enjoy the beautiful, varied trails of Pinckney Rec, Lakelands Trail and Brighton Rec.  

Lunch will be ready for you when you arrive at the Pinckney Rec Monks Rd Staging area.

Make it a camping weekend at Brighton if you'd like to by reserving a site.

If you cannot ride, please volunteer, thank you!!

Due to the popularity of this ride, please trailer pool if you can.

Runners Training Days

June 16, August 11

Organized training events for upcoming races in September, probably about 40 runners on the trails from 7am-2pm and should be spread out

Michigan Horse Expo

March 9th-11th

Michigan State University Pavilion

Visit us at the 35th annual Michigan Horse Expo, we will be in the trails section with our booth.  

You can join PTRA for the first time, renew your membership and get more information on the Pinckney Recreation Area Equestrian Trails.  The expo is always a great time!

For more info:

Michigan Horse Expo

Think Spring Fundraiser!

Till March 25th

It's time to start Thinking Spring and that means our flower fundraiser forms are here and ready for your flower orders.

This is a huge fundraiser for our group which allows us to keep the trail and staging area improvements coming. The flowers are high quality and from a nursery in Michigan!

Please share with all who would enjoy supporting us with their spring flower shopping. Thank you!

Please be sure to put your name and number on your order form!

Think Spring Flower Order form is due March 25th.

Flowers are delivered to PTRA the week before Mother’s Day

Checks made out to: PTRA

Send to:

Pinckney Trail Riders Association

11185 Country Ln

Pinckney, MI 48169


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