CSHA Region 5 Trail Trials Online Membership Registration & Trail Trials Information Source
This online form is for new and returning members of CSHA Region 5 Trail Trials registering for annual membership and all prospective Trail Trials riders wanting to learn more about Trail Trials. Informational links are provided to websites about Trail Trials, Region 5 Trail Trials, the California State Horseman's Association (CSHA), and CSHA member clubs.

If you live in Alameda County or Contra Costa County, you live in CSHA's Region 5 which has an active CSHA Trail Trails group and Awards program. If you live in a county that does not have an active CSHA Trail Trails group, you have the option to chose and join any active CSHA Trail Trials program. Finally, if you live outside of Region 5 in a Region that has an active Trail Trials program, you may fill out this form and we will introduce you to the Trail Trials chairperson in your region. We want to help all prospective Trail Trials participants - regardless of location - find the most appropriate CSHA Trail Trails program.

If you are not sure if you are ready to join and need more information about Trail Trials, our group, or help finding your local Trail Trials program anywhere in California, please fill out and submit this registration survey and you will be contacted in order to answer your questions and to refer you to your local CSHA Region's Trail Trials chairperson.

This online registration is provided in survey form for your convenience.

Region 5 Trail Trials Information and Registration
Region 5 Trail Trials Members welcomes Trail Trials horse and rider teams from Alameda County, Contra Costa County and all areas where there is no active CSHA Trail Trials group. Region 5 Trail Trails members enjoy fellowship, enjoyment of our sport, and the pursuit of Trail Trials excellence! If you live in a different county that has an active CSHA Trail Trials group, we hope you find this form informative and if you fill out this form, we are pleased to refer you to the local Trail Trials chairperson in your Region. Trail Trial members enjoy making friends on the trail and at camp with fellow Trail Trials competitors throughout California and Nevada and we are pleased to provide this service to all perspective Trail Trials participants.

This Registration form provides new and returning CSHA Region 5 Trail Trials members the opportunity to register online.

In addition, all interested trail riders who are considering trying Trail Trials can use our informational links to several websites providing details about Trail Trials, our Region 5 Trail Trials group, the California Horseman's Association (CSHA) and CSHA member clubs. Even If you are not sure about joining a Trails Trials program, you are welcome to fill out this form and we will contact you to answer your questions and refer you to your local Region Trail Trials chairperson.

Competing in a CSHA Trail Trial consists of the combination of one horse and one rider, and that same horse and rider make up your Trail Trials team. If you, the rider, plan on competing during the Trail Trial season on multiple horses, please submit a separate membership registration and program fee for each horse and rider team combination.

The annual program fee to join Region 5 Trail Trials is $25.00 per team. CSHA Membership is also required for the Rider to participate in any CSHA program.

Please answer all required questions (those noted with a red asterisk) to complete this form. Once you have completed this form, a "submit" button will be provided. Once you "submit" your registration, notification will be provided that you are finished with this Registration survey. Within a few days, you will receive a confirmation email.

Should you elect to join Region 5 Trail Trials, when your program fee has been received by our membership chair, you will receive a confirmation email that your membership is in Region 5 Trail Trials is official. Once you are a valid member of both Region 5 Trail Trials and the CSHA, your team may begin competing in sanctioned Trail Trials to qualify for the State Championship Event (SCE) and for participation in our Regional Awards program.

Region Five Trail Trials Members
Region 5 Trail Trials Competitors get together after a Trail Trial Awards Ceremony
Bret (& Dakota), Jackie, Lynn, Heather, Susan, Rene', Ellen, and Rae
Our Region 5 Trail Trials Annual Regional Awards Program
As a member of Region 5 Trail Trials and CSHA, your team may accumulate points toward our year end Regional Awards program each time your team competes and successfully completes a sanctioned Trail Trial event. Our program counts your best five placings during the regular Trail Trials season, but a minimum of three completed Trail Trials is required to participate in Regional Awards.

Each Trail Trials group throughout California has its own unique awards program.

The success of Trail Trials throughout the state is completely dependent on volunteers, so all Region 5 Regional Awards participants complete volunteer requirements including helping at fundraisers and at Trail Trials. We actually have a great deal of fun volunteering and many members chose to do more than the minimum. For more on our Regional Awards Program, please visit https://californiastatehorsemen.org/programs/trail-trials/csha-region-5-trail-trials/.

To qualify for the annual State Championship Event (SCE), the rider must be registered in a Region Trail Trial Program, be a member of CSHA, the qualifying team must complete (3) sanctioned Trail Trials, and starting in 2017, there is a volunteering requirement to qualify for SCE. To learn more about CSHA Trail Trials including the Calendar schedule of events, the current year rule book, and access to Trail Trial state officers and region chair contacts, forms, and other Trail Trial information please visit www.trailtrials.com.

For any questions about Trail Trials, you may contact the Region 5 Trail Trials Chair Andrew Turnbull at region5trailtrials@gmail.com or 408-930-6063 (cell/text).

A Trail Sport for Friends and Family
Lyla & Princess and Cyndi & Chance
Companion Adults may either compete or simply ride along with their Junior's Trail Trial Team
Junior team Lyla & Princess along with adult companion rider and competitive team Cyndi & Chance are shown above returning from their roles as Drag Riders - the last teams of the day that collect (and sometimes wear) the Trail marker ribbons.
Junior Members are Especially Welcome!
All Trail Trials groups are especially welcoming to Junior members who are 17 years of age or younger. Region 5 Trail Trials now waives all fees for competing Junior teams at our annual Region 5 Trail Trial to encourage youth trail riders to come enjoy our sport. Some Regions have established a fund to help reduce the fees for Junior teams. Fees are typically reduced for Junior teams at the State Championship Event. There are only four rule differences for Junior Rider Teams:

1.) At all CSHA Trail Trials an ASTM/SEI certified equestrian helmet is required for all riders under the age of 18 when they are mounted.

2.) Any person under eighteen [18] years must have written consent of a parent or guardian in order to participate in Trail Trials and that Junior rider must be accompanied by an adult rider throughout the ride. The adult team may choose to ride as a competing team in their own age group and category or simply ride along on the Trail as a companion.

3.) Though adult competing riders are required to carry a knife capable of cutting a lead rope or tack, Junior riders 17 and under shall not be asked to carry or use a knife. This does not mean the Junior cannot carry a knife, it just means they are not required to carry one and will not be asked to use one. Finally,

4.) While adult teams that have placed first or second place at the State Championship Event for more than two (2) years in the novice or intermediate divisions must move up to the next higher level, junior teams 13 & under may continue to compete in either the novice or intermediate divisions and are not required to move up unless approved by a parent.

Other than these rule differences, Junior Riders get the same Trail Trails experience as the Adults. To complete their Judging volunteer requirement, Junior Riders are given roles as readers or obstacle helpers and are not asked to participate in making judging decisions on obstacles.

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Rider's street address:
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Rider's Mailing address (if different from street address):
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City, State, and Zip Code
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County of Rider's Residence:
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Rider's Date of Birth:
Rider's best phone number:
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When contacting the Rider at his or her best phone number (please check all that apply):
Please enter the Rider's email address:
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Three State Champion Trail Trials Horses
2015 State Champion Trail Trials Horses wearing their ribbons
Trail Trial horses often enjoy the trail rides and like executing the obstacles during competition as much as their riders do.
The Horse Member of Your Trail Trial Team
We need to know about the equine member of your Trail Trial team. If your horse has multiple names (barn name, registered name, or other name) please use the name that you would want listed on a belt buckle or award should your team win one.

Mules and Ponies have been very successful in Trial Trials and all horse breeds are welcome.

If you do not know yet which horse you will compete with on your Trail Trials team, these optional registration questions may be left blank.

Please enter the Horse's Name as you would want it listed on a buckle or award:
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What is the Horse's Breed?:
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Please indicate the Horse's Sex:
What Color is the Horse member of the team?:
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Your Membership in the California State Horsemen's Association, Incorporated (CSHA)
CSHA Membership is required to participate in a CSHA program including Trail Trials. You can participate as a Senior Member, Family Member, Life Member, or as an Indirect Member through your membership in a CSHA member club. Information about the California State Horseman's Association is available at: https://californiastatehorsemen.org/

If you are already a member of a CSHA Member club, you are already a CSHA indirect member. Links to several CSHA Member Club websites are provided below for more information.

The Bylaws of CSHA outline the difference between the rights of a Direct Member and an Indirect member. For more on the CSHA Bylaws, visit https://californiastatehorsemen.org/information/rulebook/bylaws/

Are You a Member of any of the following CSHA Member Clubs? (check all that apply):
Are You a Direct Member of CSHA?
Category and Age Group of the Horse and Rider Team:
Based upon your horse and rider team's capabilities, you may choose to ride in the Novice, Intermediate, Advanced or Schooling category.

Each ride year ends with the State Championship Event (SCE) in September and the new ride year often begins soon after SCE in October usually followed by a break during the winter with most Trail Trials hosted between April and September. The ride year calendar is available at www.trailtrials.com. Click on Calendar of Events near the upper left corner of the main page.

Your age on January 1st of the current Trail Trials ride year determines whether you will compete in the Junior (17 and under) division, 18-49, 50-59, or 60 and over division.

Junior Riders enjoy Trail Trials
Junior Trail Trials Winners at the 2015 State Championship Award Ceremony
Riders of all ages enjoy participating in Trial Trials and making friends throughout the state.
Competing in Trail Trials: In which skill level Category will your team compete during the ride year?
Competing in Trail Trials: In which Age Group will your team compete during this ride year (based upon the Rider's age as of January 1st)?
Would you be interested in Trail Trials training or clinics?
Trial Trials members have access to multiple trainers who have coached some of their horse and rider students to win regional and state level belt buckles in Trail Trials, and have helped less experienced teams increase their confidence on the trail and enhance their understanding and enjoyment of our open trail sport. If you would be interested in learning more about individual lessons, group lessons, clinics or places to practice Trail Trials obstacles, please select your preferences below.
For more information about individual, group or clinic style Trail Trials training opportunities and places to practice obstacles, check all that apply:
Joining Region 5 Trail Trials
Submitting Your Region 5 Trail Trials Annual Program Fee
Please make your check payable to CSHA Region 5 Trail Trials and mail your check to our membership chair:
Lynn Skjelstad
Region 5 Trail Trials
499 Lakeview Drive
Brentwood, CA 94513
Are you ready to send in your membership fee?
I am interested in being contacted by a Trail Trials Program Chair to discuss my participation in Trail Trials and get my questions answered (check all that apply):
Friends Ellen and Candice take First and Second at the 2015 State Championship Event
Trail Trials: for fellowship, enjoyment of our sport, and the pursuit of Trail Trials excellence!
Fellow competitors and friends Ellen (Region 5 Trail Trials) and Candice (Region 4 Trail Trials) enjoy a moment following winning Champion and Reserve Champion belt buckles and ribbons at the State Championship Event.
Thank you for registering with Trail Trials
Thank you for filling out this registration form. Once you click on the submit button below, your team information will be submitted to a CSHA Trail Trials Region Chair. You will be notified by email to confirm receipt of your responses to this form. If appropriate, you will be referred to the active CSHA Trail Trials program in your county.

If you are joining Region 5 Trail Trials, upon receipt of your annual program fee you will be notified by email.

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