ATHRA was formed way back in 1972 to fill a much needed gap for those people who enjoyed horses, our heritage, the outdoors and camaraderie all encompassed within a non- competitive leisure horse pursuit. Today ATHRA boasts over 115 clubs nationally with a membership base of approximately 3500 members. ATHRA is structured to optimise the benefits to its members, it has a National, State and Club based management. ATHRA is primarily a leisure trail horse riding organisation that provides to its members the ability to ride anywhere that permits horse access and with any ATHRA club. What this means is once you become an ATHRA club member, you belong to a national organisation, which effectively opens up the whole of Australia to our members and wherever they travel with their horse, they’re sure to be welcomed by the local club and enjoy the riding and hospitality of that area.