Affiliate groups are a bonus for many Top Trail members! Groups have their own criteria to join but the challenge rules (to be included on the group leaderboard) are the same as all Top Trail Challenge General Rules. As a Top Trail member you are allowed to participate in two affiliate groups concurrently, however, if one of your affiliate groups is in the “Social” category, you must choose one or the other: Hags with Nags, Women on the Edge, or Scoot Bootin’ Boogiers.
You must join affiliate groups early (within the first three months) in the year. Or if you’re a new Top Trail member, you must join an affiliate group within one month of your initial membership start date.
You must be a full one year member of Top Trail to be added to an affiliate group. To join a group contact the group admin or moderator and request to be added to the group.
Each group offers a variety of year end awards for the top riders or equines so we encourage you to get involved with a couple groups and get your ride on!
2020 Affiliate Groups
NEW in 2020:
NATRC Top Trail Challenge
Moderator: Hannah Clark
Sponsored by Messick Performance & Endurance Horses
“Embrace the Journey” Horsemanship Lessons and Clinics, beginner to advance riders, Trail, 4-H and Open Shows
Centered Riding Level 2 Certified Instructor and Centered Riding Lessons, Masterson Method Equine Bodywork Practitioner
NATRC Apprentice Horsemanship Judge
NATRC National Championship with Rushcreek Allie, 2015 & 2019
To join this group you must be a full Top Trail Member and a registered NATRC member for the 2020 ride season.
Top Trail Bonus Group
You must be a one year Top Trail Member and also be a legitimate member of the social group you are joining. (pick only one):
Hags with Nags
Moderators: Julia Edwards-Dake and Margie Johnson
Sponsored by Hags with Nags Swag
NEW in 2020:
Scoot Bootin Boogiers
Moderator: Stacy Pratt
Sponsored by Heartland Scoot Boots
Women on the Edge
Moderator: Jennifer Peterson
Sponsored by Women on the Edge Trail Riders Association