Horseback riding is thought to have been around since at least 4500 BC.
In the Americas, trail riding has been a part of life since the arrival of the first European explorers, if not earlier.
In the 1940s, as cars became more prominent, preserving natural spaces and trails became a priority. Today’s riders can thank groups like Equestrian Trails, Inc. and the National Park Service for maintaining and protecting the trails they ride today.
Trail riding club names can pay tribute to the history of horseback riding, pay respect to the majesty of the experience, or just be fun and catchy to attract new riders!
We have more than 40 options below, plus tips to help you create your own name ideas.
Stallion's Stroll Club
Adventures on Horseback
Elite Equine Trail Club
for groups that love coastal trails
The Happy Trail Riders
for groups that love loop trails
The Braided Manes
At a Gallop
Equine Quest Trail Riding Club
To the Lakes Trail Riders
for groups that love lake trails like those in White River National Forest or Rocky Mountain National Park
[City/County/State] Trail Explorers
Stubborn Mules Trail Riding Club
Right Path Riders
Side Saddle Squad
[City/County/State] Horseback Club
The Saddle Squad
[City/County/State] Equestrian Trail Riders
[City/County/State] Equine Trail Riders
Tranquility Saddle Club
Wildflower Trail Club
Pegasus Trail Club
High in the Saddle
Two Bit Trail Club
Trigger's Trail Club
inspired by Roy Rogers’ horse
[City/County/State] Riding Trek
[City/County/State] Riding Group
How to Create Your Own Trail Riding Group Names
Keep the following tips in mind when brainstorming to create your own trail riding group names:
- Think about what you love most about trail riding. Is it the majestic landscapes, the opportunity to go screen-free for a while, or the horses themselves? Choose a name that reflects your favorite thing about hitting the trails.
- Get inspiration from history. Iconic horses, trail riders, preservationists, and even mythological creatures can make great inspiration for your group name. For example, one of the options on our list references Pegasus, the divine winged horse from Greek mythology.
- Use equestrian terminology. Words like “bridle,” “saddle,” or “stallion” can be fantastic starting points for your name. Combine them with simple descriptors like “Trail Club” or “Riding Club” to clarify the group’s purpose to new and prospective members.
- Take input from the group. The more minds you put together when making your decision, the easier the choice will be! Brainstorm along with your group and develop a shortlist of names you all like. You can then vote or have the group leader choose the best option from the list.
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