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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.

WCHRC is developing the calendar of events for 2012 and we will be updating that page soon.

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, its only a six mile ride from camp to access the 73 mile North Bend State Park Rail Trail System.

We had good turnouts in 2011 at our Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend rides.

Now that all the trails are well marked and we have nice maps available you can come and ride at your leisure.

The property that the trails are on is leased by the park rather than owned, please register at the park office to sign a waiver and receive the gate combination. All riders must have signed a waiver before riding at the park due to liability issues.

The camp and trails are maintained by club volunteers, not park employees, please pack out what you pack in, a large dumpster has been provided near the 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.

We meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm, at the Red Hill United Methodist Church. Directions from Parkersburg: Off of Rt 50 East turn onto the 2nd Red Hill Road exit (across from the Dutchridge exit), go to the top of the hill, turn right then take first left onto Red Hill Church Rd and go to the top.

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.