- Riding through the Wickenburg area experiencing the beautiful Sonoran Desert and learning new trails.
- Contributing to trail preservation efforts and horse activities in and around Wickenburg.
- Meeting and riding with other horse people who are committed to perpetuating the western lifestyle.
- Free steak or chicken dinner at the annual December ride.
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.
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. 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.