Monthly meetings are held every third Tuesday, 7:00pm at
Newtown Meeting House • 31 Main Street • Newtown, CT 06470
Welcome to the Newtown Bridle Lands Association's website!
We hope you enjoy it and utilize all the advantages it has to offer! Please check events in our
online calendar, and check the classified ads section to help keep this an informed online, equine community!
The Newtown Bridle Lands Association is a nonprofit volunteer organization formed in 1978 within the
town of Newtown, Connecticut. Our goal is to foster an interest in horseback riding as well as preserving,
protecting and maintaining riding and hiking trails in the community. Since our land trust was formed in
1988, the NBLA has focused more of its efforts on working with landowners and developers to maintain crucial
links in Newtown's trail system.
The NBLA works with landowners, developers and town land use commissions to raise awareness and preserve
existing trails or create new trails. Working with developers, the NBLA has carved new trails, redefined
old trails or created links between two adjoining trails. This partnership allows horses, hikers, and houses
to peacefully coexist. Defining these "new" trails are legal deeded easements, thus insuring riders and hikers
Our ultimate goal is to link open space with existing trails for a town-wide trail system. This can only
be accomplished through the support of our members