Welcome to Ellis River Riders



Ellis River Riders, Inc. is a non-profit corporation established in 1985. (The Club) and its members are committed to enriching lives through horses in a fun, family atmosphere. The Club offers a variety of activities and a graduated series of divisions for riders of different levels of ability. 

Come join us for the fun!

E.R.R. Welcomes ALL Riding Levels & Disciplines.

Compete - Learn - Meet New People!

Become a Member Today!

Membership Fees start at only $25

Mailing Address:

Ellis River Riders

PO Box 392

Andover ME 04216-0392

Fire Weather:

Please check Wildfire Danger Report Daily.

E.R.R. is located in zone 4 on the map.

Fires on the grounds are strictly PROHIBITED if the danger class is above moderate.

The information is updated by 9:00 each morning.


Upcoming Events:

2024 Show Dates

2024 Show Dates are SET!

Our Show Committee has been working hard to develop this coming seasons show schedule and has done their best to work around the "BIG" shows. 

Two NEW Shows are being trialed this year.....

1.)  ALL CART Game Show!  These classes will be all timed events, and cart horses are restricted to w/t for safety reasons.  This show will also have a ground driving division for those who have horses not yet in shafts.

2.)  Open Trail Show!  This show will feature all of our normal trail classes (which are being removed from the Open shows) PLUS Handiness Classes & Working English Equitation Classes!  All Double Pointed!

We will update you on the judges as they are approved. Looking for an AWESOME 2024 Show Season!

Charlotte Wilkins,

Show Committee Chair

2024 Trail Dates

Trail UpdateS

Spring trail Update, Now Open!

Update as of 05/18/24:

Riding from the grounds is now possible but some roadside is necessary. The Pink trail to the river is currently closed till the new culvert area drys out. You can access the Pink trail following Bailey Road to the Dump road. The Blue West is open. However be aware the ITS 82 section up the mountain is not for a beginner rider or intermediate horse! The lower loop section is good.

The Pink Loop trail is all marked and cleared However you CAN NOT cross the Ellis River behind Memory Lane from either side at this time. 

The Orange Trail and Blue East have not been inspected either so please do not venture out on those.  

Be sure to thank your club trail crew who spent all day today working on the trails.

Thank you & Happy Trails!


Exciting News from the Board of Directors!

Annette Cochran of No View Farm will be running the Gone Loco Cafe out of the Food booth during our events! The menu will include many homemade, healthy items made with farm fresh, local ingredients!! More details to follow.

Please note the new BOD meeting location:

First Congregational Church, 23 Elm Street, Andover

Upcoming Meetings:

Monthly BOD meeting, second Monday of every month at 7pm. 

In person at the First Congregational Church, 23 Elm Street, Andover, Maine or join by Zoom.


Monthly Show Committee meetings, first Thursday of each month at 7pm by Zoom.


Meetings are open to the public & membership!