The GRTA preserves, protects, and promotes open space,

historical trails and the tradition of horseback riding for our community and future generations.

Upcoming Events

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TriClub Conservation

April 23rd

10 am Zoom

Our town's path for a healthier planet.

Please join us for a presentation by Patricia Sesto,, Director of Environmental Affairs.


Trail Clean Up

April 24 th

Nichols Preserve

Bring your garden tools and come join us on Trail Clean Up Day. We tackle invasives, trim bushes, and remove trash at our own Nichols Preserve.

Bring your own picnic


Sabine far

Dogwood Ride

May 8th

A Spring ride 

Come ride with friends in beautiful Greenwich. Lots of jumps and trails that meander through the woods. 

Register ONLINE


Come enjoy our Nichols Nature Preserve, donated to the GRTA  by Herbert J. Nichols, Jr. and others as open conservation land. It is a 94-acre property with meadows, forests, ponds and swamps. Here, volunteer conservationists have ongoing projects that help some endangered insect pollinators and a variety of bird populations. This diverse and beautiful property is open to all nature enthusiasts for walking, horseback riding, fishing, jogging, bird watching, cross-country skiing and peaceful picnicking by a pond. 

We now have the Nichols Endowment Fund. Please consider contributing to the future of open space preservation. Ask your tax adviser about a stock donation or send a check. To contribute online, use the donate button below and be sure to write a note that states it’s for the Nichols Endowment Fund.

We employ a full-time land manager to help maintain the trails on properties belonging to the Audubon, Greenwich Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, the Gimbel Sanctuary,  the Boys Scouts and the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, as well as town parks such as The Byram River Gorge, Babcock Preserve and The Mianus River State Park Scenic Reserve. All these open spaces are free for all nature enthusaists to enjoy.

As a 501(c)(3) , all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by the law. We are an independent, self-supporting group that neither seeks nor obtains community funds.

Give the gift of open space preservation. Become a member with a CREDIT CARD or a CHECK or give a GIFT MEMBERSHIP  to a friend. There is no wrapping and it's tax-deductible ! 


The Busy Bee Blog

We now have 4 new hives at Nichols. Jamie Kimball, who works with Ellen Zampino at Bee Commerceis setting up these hives on the ridge before the big meadow. We are delighted to have more hives and will keep you posted on their progress.

Chronicle Helmet Article

When a rider suffers a serious head injury, chatter begins ... “Well, was she wearing a helmet?”

Horsemanship AND Learning to Ride

"Perhaps it’s time to take a step back and reintroduce horsemanship hand in hand with learning to ride."

Read what WCHR Committee Chair and USHJA board member Carl Weeden has to say about instilling horsemanship in our youth and encourage young riders you know to take on our Horsemanship Quiz Challenge!

The GRTA​  203.661.3062  PO Box 1403, Greenwich, CT 06836

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