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Greenwich Riding Trails Association’s first ride of the season, a Mother’s Day tradition

April 11, 2017 GMT

GREENWICH -- Honoring its 43-year-old tradition, The Greenwich Riding Trails Association will celebrate its first spring ride on Mother’s Day weekend.

At 9 a.m on May 13, riders will head out from Sabine Farm Field on Round Hill Road for the “Dogwood Ride,” named for May’s flowering dogwood trees. Riders will explore the preserved trails on GRTA’s horses regardless of skill level.

We have “fingers crossed that May will bring beautiful weather and that we will all be able to enjoy the outdoors together, riders and residents alike,” said GRTA Director Shelly Lawrence this week.

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The ride ends at 12 p.m. for a catered Mother’s Day lunch at the Greenwich Land Trust Fisher field .

“We will also have a few little fun activities for children including opportunities to pet horses, and some fun little games,” said Lawrence. “Greenwich is one of the few towns with such an extensive riding trail system that is still intact, a true rarity today. Some of these trails are over 100 years old!”

Tickets can be purchased online at www.thegrta.org, and for more information Shelly Lawrence can be reached through email, shelly.rose@brmsllc.com, or by phone, 203-233-9023.

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