Benefits of ATHRA Membership

MargSome of the benefits of ATHRA in individual membership include:

  • be a part of Australia’s premier representative body for trail horse riders
  • connect with like-minded riders and enjoy riding in a safe and supportive environment
  • the opportunity to ride with other affiliated clubs and members Australia wide with over 1200 rides every year which often include access to unique and beautiful private properties
  • supporting our families with free junior membership with every fully paid adult
  • best value equine insurance available – Personal Accident and Public Liability at ATHRA sanctioned rides and events, and 24/7 Public Liability cover when trail riding privately
  • support and assistance for members
  • regular updates about upcoming rides through website, face book and club newsletters
  • great ATHRA merchandise for members and guests
  • discounts on products and services provided by ATHRA’s Business Partners including quality educational trainers
  • annual regional multi-day trail riding camps, fully catered and professionally managed

The benefits of being an ATHRA Affiliated Club include:

  • a Code of Conduct to promote good rider safety, horse welfare, and a family-oriented non-competitive riding environment
  • comprehensive and competitively-priced insurance cover – Combined General Liability, Personal accident and Management Liability and Professional Indemnity; ATHRA assists in preparing and submission of claims, and pays all excess costs
  • marketing support (brochures, stickers and print advertising) to promote clubs and membership growth
  • advocacy for improved horse-riding access at all levels of government in all regions; in this context, ATHRA is regarded as the premier body representing the interests of recreational trail riders in Australia
  • a comprehensive support information package and guidance to club executives for the successful management of their club and its rides and events
  • subsidised accreditation training for certification as Trail Boss, Ride Coordinator and Ride Steward
  • a dedicated Club Page on ATHRA’s website
  • funding grants of up to $500 to clubs for selected regional events
  • non-competitive Trail Horse Challenges to improve horsemanship skills and your horse’s abilities