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Exploring Virginia...One Trail at a Time

Members ready to head out on the trails at Staunton River State Park in November 2017

Welcome to the Virginia Paint Horse Club Trails page!  We welcome all riding disciplines at our trail rides.  We love to see paint horses, but welcome other breeds as well.  We encourage membership at our trail rides with non-member fees including membership to our club (it's an insurance policy requirement, please understand).  Our goal this year is to have at least 3 club trail rides at different locations across the state.  Read below for our upcoming trail rides.

~ 2018 VPHC Trail Rides ~

Ann and Millie on the trail

Spring Trail Ride
Saturday, April 21st
Fairy Stone State Park

Stuart VA

Option to camp and trail ride Thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 22
Join us for the weekend or for our main ride on Saturday.  Potluck to follow Saturday's ride!  

Contact Ann at (276) 634-7619 if you are interested in joining us.

Equestrian Campground reserved for VPHC members thru April 4th. Reserve and pay thru BJ at VA State Park Reservations at 804-692-0544 

Click here to view ride info and directions!

Spring Trail Ride Facebook event page

Lisa and Jackie at Staunton River State Park

Ready to ride at James River State Park

Summer Trail Ride

Taking a break at one of our treasured Virginia State Parks


Fall Trail Ride

Staunton River State Park

in Scottsburg, VA 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Option to camp and trail ride Thursday, November 1 - Sunday November 4

Time:  Ride out Saturday at 11am

Day Cost if not camping: State park fee of $7/day

($4 daily parking fee + $3 horse trailer ($2 for each additional horse in trailer over 2 horses)

Renew or Join VPHC ~ Memberships are $20 Individual, $35 Family or Farm, or $10 Youth Current Negative Coggins required.

Day riders - Pay Staunton River SP fees at honor box in Day Use Horse area before parking. This area is just inside park entrance to your left. Pay membership fees to Ann at Equestrian campground. Day riders wanting to ride and eat together are welcome to park in Equestrian campground area.

Weekend riders - Those wanting to camp must have reservations and pay before arrival.

VPHC has Equestrian Campground reserved Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 4.

Please RSVP to Ann at (276 634-7619) as there will be a waiting list in case there are cancellations. Pay for your stall(s) and campsite thru VA State Park Reservations by calling BJ between noon and 5:00 at (804) 692-0544 no later than June 12, 2018.

There are 17 stalls and 12 campsites available to club members until 6/12, then open to public.


Equestrian Campground campsites have electric and water and cost $30/night ($35 non-VA resident). All have 1 time $5 transaction fee. Fire rings and picnic tables are on each site. Stalls are $9/night.

Shavings are on site, but you may want to bring an extra bag in case. Stalls have hay racks and water buckets.

Potluck meal will follow Saturday ride! Please bring main dish, side dish, or dessert to share, along with your own drinks. Picnic tables and bath house are on site.

For information on Staunton River SP, visit or call (434) 572-4623



Park is located at 1170 Staunton Trail Scottsburg VA 24589


From Rt. 360 just north of South Boston, Turn Right on Rt. 344. Follow 10 miles to Staunton River State Park entrance. Equestrian parking area is on your left shortly after entrance.

Jess and Cara enjoying the trails!

Happy Trails!

Hope to see you on the trail at one of our rides!  Any suggestions for trail ride locations, please feel free to contact our Trail Ride Coordinator Ann or any board member.