Who is ETA??
We are a group of trail riders and horse lovers, just like you, who are committed to improving recreational and competitive trail riding opportunities in Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding counties by working with other equine groups, local and state government agencies, and other horse and trail advocates.
ETA was established in 2018 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is staffed only by volunteers. We are funded through memberships, donations, fund raising events and grants.
To protect and expand equine trails that enrich the health of people, horses, land and the economy of Louisville and surrounding counties.
A connected, well maintained equine trail system that supports recreational and competitive riding in Louisville and surrounding counties.
EDUCATION: Raise awareness of equestrian recreational and competitive trail riding as a sport that improves health and brings individuals and families together for outdoor fun and fitness. Promote the long history of horses in the Louisville area and improve access to horses for all people who want to learn more about them.
COLLABORATION: Develop relationships with land managers, user groups, equestrians, corporations and others, and form partnerships to ensure continuous and responsible use and maintenance of equine and all trails on public and private land.
ACCESS: Improve access to public and private land and trail systems including fair and reasonable access to the Louisville Loop. Increase connectivity between existing and future equestrian trails.
Who Maintains The Trails We Ride???
It may surprise you, but most trails on public lands are maintained, in large part, by volunteers. ETA organizes volunteers and works with local agencies to help clear and maintain equestrian trails. We need your help! Please come volunteer at our next trail work day. Together we can make a difference!
In 2019 alone, ETA conducted trail work days at Iroquois Park, Jefferson Memorial Forest and McNeely Lake Park.