Larimer County Horseman's Association

A bit about the Larimer County Horseman’s Association.


We are a non-profit 501C3 organization. Formed in 1972 to be an advocacy group for the use of horses in Larimer County, LCHA works hard to ensure future generations will have equine recreational opportunities in Larimer County.

Trail Advocacy

LCHA works closely with state, county, and city officials to help create and maintain trails along the front range. Currently LCHA helps to maintain these multi-use trails: Lion Gulch trail (USDA Forest Service), Devils Backbone trail (Larimer County Department of Natural Resources), and Mill Creek trail in Horsetooth Mountain Park. LCHA has written letters of support as part of the grant applications for GOCO funds to build the trails, and make them multi-use. Our interest, of course, is especially for horse riding use.

Evacuation Team

LCHA has an equine evacuation team, trained and ready to assist the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Larimer Humane Society, and Loveland Fire Authority. LCHA’s contact is Hugh Templeton (970) 622-0982.

Educational Programs

LCHA also provides monthly educational programs from September to May, clinics, trail rides, Poker Trail Ride, picnic, and parade participation. We have done special events such as the Hope Charity Ride, and Poker Ride.

A Voice for Equestrian Needs

Your Membership in LCHA helps provide a voice for equestrian needs in the County. LCHA memberships help keep horse use in the plans for trails along the Front Range. An example of this is LCHA’s support letters for Grants and participation in the Technical Advisory Committee for Hermit Park with the goal of horse trails and equestrian camping facilities. LCHA has also supported and helped the Red Mountain trail projects.

Please join today!