WOOD COUNTY HORSE RIDING CLUB, INCORPORATED
The purpose of this association shall be to promote and protect interests of all equines and equestrians, to support equine activities, and to develop good fellowship among its members and the community.
We have been heavily involved in the development of a horseman's camp and trails at Mountwood Park located 12 miles east of Parkersburg on Rt 50.
The camp was founded in 2006, and we have roughly 30 miles of trails. Additionally, it is only a six mile ride from camp to access the 73 mile North Bend State Park Rail Trail System.
We schedule annual Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend rides and everyone is welcome to join us for a fun weekend of riding, camping, and eating together!
The trails are well marked and the parks office is responsible for supplying paper maps located in the mailbox beside the information board and self-pay box at the Sugarbush Barn, alternatively, the club has bandannas for sale with the trails screenprinted on them, (mapdannas), a handy way to have your map at your fingertips, they are easy to store and use.
The property that the trails are on is leased by the park rather than owned.
The camp is mostly the responsibility of the park now, but we still do some volunteer work with it, the trails are maintained by club volunteers, and we also have fundraisers to support it. Please pack out what you pack in, a dumpster has been provided on the way out of camp for your convenience.
Manure should be picked up from common areas and scattered in non-grazing areas to protect our future riding privileges.
More information and downloadable forms can be found on our camping page.
Some of our members are also involved with Tyler County Search and Rescue, and will be part of Equine Search and Rescue Teams in the region, as well as large animal rescue.
We meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm, at the Red Hill United Methodist Church
(sometimes we meet at 6:30 for a potluck supper, watch the newsletters for
that, the food is always yummy!). Directions from Parkersburg: Off of Rt 50 East turn onto the 2nd Red Hill Road exit (across from the Dutch
Ridge exit), go to the top of the hill, turn right then take first left onto Red Hill Church Rd and go to the top.