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Northern Kettle Moraine Horse Trail Association

Northern Kettle Moraine Horse Trail Association

The Northern Kettle Moraine Horse Trail Association (NKMHTA) began in September 2003 to provide area equestrians an opportunity to make an impact working with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Recourses. Since that time, NKMHTA members have volunteered 4,000 plus work hours and raised over $200,000 to improve, develop and preserve bridle trails and Horse Rider’s Campground in the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest.

The Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest is known throughout Wisconsin as one of the most beautiful natural areas. Equestrians enjoy 41 miles of bridle trails that are traditionally open late April through mid-November. The main bridle trail winds 33 miles the linear length of the forest. Two shorter loops, Crooked and Forest Lake, provide shorter routes with more than 7 miles of trails. The well-maintained bridle trails have rolling hills with a few steep slopes, some rocky areas and are kept clear of debris.

With your help, memberships increase our numbers, which are helpful when applying for federal and state grants. Annual membership dues help fund our efforts and projects. Member’s time and talents are appreciated at meetings and on club projects.

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held at Horse Rider’s Campground (New Prospect) or close by establishment. The location is provided in the monthly agenda, which is emailed one week prior to meetings.

Club Highlights and Projects:

Staffed Information Booth at Various Tack Sales – January through March

Election of Officers – February

Horse Rider’s Campground Clean-up – April and November

Poker Ride/Obstacle Course/Lunch Fundraiser – June (1st Saturday)

Dinner/Silent Auction Primary Fundraiser – November (2nd Saturday)

Membership Renewal – December

Social Activities

Trail maintenance and projects as needed

Clean-up of Horse Rider’s Campsite – Spring and Fall

Update and provide trail maps at parking areas

All NKMHTA’s volunteer hours and money raised enhance equestrian activities; trails, campsites, campground and the overall enjoyment at the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest.

To join the NKMHTA or for additional information, please visit or contact Mike Komro at

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