CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Thornhill Trail Building

In cooperation with City of Maple Ridge, volunteers are needed for trail building on Friday, July 15, 2022 (a new equestrian primary trail) and also on July 24, 2022 (a new mountain bike primary trail). HHA members and their friends are invited to volunteer for both work bees.

NOTE: The City requested feedback from HHA on our expected number of volunteers for this event. With that in mind, we ask that volunteers please contact Allison via email ( to sign up for either/both workbees.

NOTICE: Upgrades to Vernon Trail

Portions of Vernon Trail and the surrounding area will be inaccessible for recreational trail use starting near the end of August, as the City of Maple Ridge’s Parks Planning & Development Department will be re-building a section of the trail there.

The area affected is located at 21791 Park Lane, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2T1 and is highlighted in red in the image below. The City will also be incorporating a horse gate and concrete barriers along the east entrance at Park Lane.

HHA will update members when these improvements to Vernon Trail are completed.

CLOSURE: Appaloosa Trail

Confirmed by the City during the last meeting with the HHA Trails Committee, Appaloosa Trail continues to be temporarily closed due to development in the area. HHA will share updates about the reopening of this trail as soon as the information is available.

Monthly Meeting Day & Seasonal Format Changes

After a poll of members and a vote at the 2022 AGM, HHA’s monthly meeting day has been changed to the second Tuesday of the month, starting with the September 2022 meeting. Furthermore, the format will vary depending on the time of year.

In-person meetings will be held for the months of September, March, April, May and June; ZOOM meetings will be conducted for the months of October, November, January and February. Date/format details will be emailed to members ahead of each meeting.

Note that no meetings are held in the months of July, August and December.

UPDATE: Allco Trail

HHA just got word from the Operations Manager at Golden Ears Park that the large fallen tree on Allco Trail, on the “Golden Ears side”, and not far from the junction with the Alouette River, has been removed. He mentioned that the remainder of Allco Trail is clear as well.
Happy Trails!

Allco Trail is clear again
All clear again on Allco Trail near the junction with the Alouette River

UPDATE: Repair Done on Pony Creek Trail

UPDATE: The sinkhole on Pony Creek Trail has been repaired! Happy Trails!

Previously, HHA wrote:
Riders should avoid Pony Creek Trail at this time due to a significant sink hole at the west end of the bridge. This sinkhole opens right down to the creek.
HHA has notified the City of Maple Ridge about this hazard, and crews will be attending to it very soon.

Sinkhole on Pony Creek trail
Sinkhole on Pony Creek trail at west end of bridge

Sinkhole on Pony Creek trail

Membership Renewal Time!

The start of a new year means it’s HHA Membership renewal time!
Please join/renew and show your support for your local equestrian trail stewards.
Haney Horsemen work to enhance, maintain, improve and preserve the municipal Equestrian Trail Network in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, for the enjoyment of equestrians and hikers alike.

Trail User Etiquette and Ethics

Among the challenges facing the outdoor recreation community is learning to share the trail safely with other users, and respecting the trail and the natural environment.

HHA is thankful to Outdoor Recreation Council of BC for publishing its Trail User’s Code of Ethics brochure to inform the public about some of the steps we each can take to address these issues when we are out enjoying the trails.

Published by the Outdoor Recreation Council (2017), this brochure is reproduced below with permission. Visit Outdoor Recreation Council of BC’s website for additional resources.

Halloween Spooky Horse Photo Contest

The Haney Horsemen invite you to post a photo of you and your horse’s Halloween costume for a chance to win a HHA 2022 Membership Prize Pack!
All entries posted to our social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) by November 10th will be entered into the contest, just remember to use the hashtag #SpookyHorse so we can find yours. 🙂
Winner announced at the HHA November meeting.

Know Your Trails Ride at Allco Park

HHA Members – you are invited to Allco Park this Sunday, September 12, for a Know Your Trails Ride!
We will have the gate opened at 10 am — drive your rig right up to the grassy area near the picnic shelter or set up for the day at one of the corrals.
We ask that you be ready to ride for 11am.
HHA T-shirts, decals and our handy trail maps will be available for sale. Bring your lunch.
RSVP to Dianne at or 604-657-8648