Welcome to CETA!
About The Collinsville Equestrian
Our Neighborhood Structure
CETA is an equestrian trail system traversing thousands of acres
centered around the old Collinsville Farm District. CETA is a
family-oriented neighborhood trail-riding organization. Membership
is open to landowners in the Collinsville area or their tenants
and limited to 3 boarders per farm. New members must provide a
permanent trail on their land.
Our Trail System
The CETA system runs the full length of Collinsville Road and Phillip
Road, Hickory Grove, Church Road Lane along Landrum Road to Sandy
Plains. It includes many other local, contiguous private roads
where neighbors have opened access to lanes and trails on their
properties. This continuing expansion of the trails has been possible
not only because of riding and driving neighbors but also through
the very generous permission of non-riding landowners.
approximately 100 families as members, nearly one-third of whom
are non-riding neighbors. Truly, we have been blessed. We are
members of a unique system of trails on privately-owned land, through
beautiful country, and organized for our mutual benefit. Because
the system is obviously vulnerable to the pressures of change,
CETA members have worked hard to put their trails under permanent
easement. To date, over 50% of members have recorded their easements
or are in the process of doing so; thus ensuring their own future
access to a variety of neighboring lands. New riding members are
required to place deeded trail easements on their properties.
We are well underway to a truly remarkable trail preservation system.
CETA was started in 1998 when a group of riding landowners approached
neighbors about sharing and preserving existing trails that had
been developed in the area years earlier by the Tryon Hounds Hunt.
The group organized as a homeowners association and shares use
of trails. Points of ingress and egress were established between
neighboring properties and, over time, many new trails were added
as other neighbors realized the value of what was being created.
CETA is committed to continuing the present trail preservation efforts
and to expanding the system as more neighbors become involved,
guaranteeing a way of life that has become increasingly rare.
By helping landowners place their trails under permanent easement,
our goal is to preserve the equestrian trails before they are lost
to future generations. We also encourage our members to place
conservation easements on their undeveloped land and to support
their local farmers and farm land preservation initiatives in our
beautiful Polk County.