Trail Riding Etiquette

The WHA encourages all trail riders to review our Trail Riding Etiquette sheet.  We all come from different riding backgrounds and experiences. This list will help us and our mounts to have a safe and enjoyable ride..


Mail Form and check to : 

Wickenburg Horsemen Association

PO Box 21005

Wickenburg, AZ 85358

Some of the trail rides that the Wickenburg Horsemen's Association goes on are on Arizona State Land Department land and require a recreational permit.  For example, the areas of Sophie Flats and around Vulture Peak.  This permit can be obtained by clicking on this link on the Internet or calling (602) 542-4631.  The permit can now be purchased online.  It is $20 a year for a family permit and $15 for an individual.  The permit is good for one year from the day it is processed.  

When you get your permit, be sure to display the parking pass in your vehicle's windshield and keep the permit on your person or in a saddle bag when you go on a ride.  Last year, the state appeared to be enforcing this more and were checking vehicles and some riders were even stopped and ticketed.  To keep from coming back from a great ride only to discover that you have a ticket on your truck, we would suggest buying a permit.  

Liability Release Form -

Trail Ride Leader Suggestions

The WHA welcomes any member who would like to lead a trail ride to do so.  To help our volunteer leaders, we have put together a list of suggestions to hopefully make for a safer and smoother ride for everyone involved.

Wickenburg Horsemen Association benefits:

Riding through the Wickenburg area, experiencing the beautiful Sonoran Desert with trail leaders.

Contributing to the trail preservation efforts and horse activities in and around Wickenburg. 

Meeting and riding with other horsemen committed to perpetuating the Western Lifestyle.

Free Steak dinner at Annual December Ride.

Permit Notice

Membership Form -