Aug 13, 2021 Updated Aug 13, 2021
SMITHVILLE — The North American Trail Ride Conference will be returning to Clay County Friday through Sunday, Aug. 27 to 29.
The Jesse James Rideout competitive trail ride will take place at Smithville Lake. The event goals are to increase awareness about NATRC and to showcase the equine camping facilities at Smithville Lake, according to a press release.
“NATRC is a nonprofit organization that provides distance competitive trail rides for riders of all equine breeds and from all disciplines. For 60 years, through these rides, we have been educating and informing horse people about how to care for and manage horses ridden over long distances. The competitors are friendly, welcoming, and helpful to new contestants," Ride co-manager John Zeliff said. "NATRC is also offering a new membership to all first-time members...”