Links

Here are links to some of our favorite pages. Many of the breed organizations offer incentive programs for participation in CMO and other events. Check out the link for your specific breed!

There's also links for organizations WACMO partners with for volunteer trail maintenance. Be sure to check them out and log some volunteer hours in your area! When you volunteer or work on trails solo, be sure to report your hours to Fred Hanson, our volunteer coordinator, HERE.

C.M.O. ASSOCIATIONS:

National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering (NACMO) - nacmo.org 

Michigan Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering (MICMO) - micmo.org 

BREED ASSOCIATIONS:

American Paint Horse Association - General information - www.apha.com OR their Paint Alternative Competition Program (PAC) - www.apha.com/pac/index.html. Click HERE for a downloadable PAC Approval Application.

Arabian Horse Association - General information -  www.arabianhorses.org  OR their incentive program page - http://www.arabianhorses.org/activities/incentiveprograms/oeip.asp#ref7 

Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' & Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA) - General information - www.twhbea.com - The TWHBEA mounted orienteering program is aimed at encouraging  TWHBEA members riding registered Tennessee Walking Horses to compete in Mounted Orienteering Events. Click HERE for more information.

MAP SOURCES:

Trailmeister - www.trailmeister.com - A great resource for camping and trail riding with your horse or mule! TrailMeister is "The Rider's Resource" with free trail maps, clear and accurate camp, trailhead, and driving directions. All trail information is validated by "hoof on the trail", land managers, and trail user groups. TrailMeister also provides horse trail previews with great trail photos and video, gear reviews, and "how to's" for horseback riders, horse campers, and trail riders across the U.S.A. 

MISCELLANEOUS:

Certified Weed Free Hay:   Many of our favorite areas we ride require CERTIFIED WEED FREE HAY, including the US Forest Service lands. Click HERE for a list of growers across Washington that provide this service. In 2011, the Washington State Dept. of Agriculture's (WSDA) Plant Services Program assumed responsibility for the certification of noxious weed-free hay and straw in Washington. More information about this program can be found HERE.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Back Country Horseman of Washington (BCHW) - www.bchw.org - This is a 501 (c)(3) organization with 34 chapters across the state dedicated to keeping trails open for all users, educating horse users in "Leave-No-Trace" practices and providing volunteer service to resource agencies.

Capitol Forest (Washington Dept. of Natural Resources) - www.capitolforest.com - This page is specifically dedicated to the Capitol Forest, located near Olympia, WA. The opportunity to give back to  this beautiful area can be found HERE.