American Paint Horse Association Trail Ride Adventures
Get your ticket to ride with APHA
If you’re looking for the perfect opportunity to see some of America’s most beautiful countryside from the back of your horse, you’ll want to consider an adventure with the American Paint Horse Association. APHA has outstanding rides planned across the country, and the experience is sure to be one that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Photos courtesy of Loretta Asche, www.aschephotography.com
APHA welcomes everyone to ride along on any of its outings this year, and they may participate on any breed of horse or mule. So, sign up today for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and see America the way it should be seen – with your horse and a fine group of friends from APHA.
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Rules of the Ride
APHA trail rides are sponsored by Gist Silversmiths and Hart Trailers
APHA Regional Rides (Tentative Dates)
Regional Ride: June 4-8, 2014
Triple R Ranch Ride - McKee, Kentucky
Come ride with fellow Paint enthusiasts in the 635,000 acre Daniel Boone National Forest near McKee, Kentucky. Enjoy the extensive network of lakes and trails through the rolling hills and cove hardwood forests. A variety of housing and stalling options are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so reserve your spot quickly. Email Brad Hornsby at <Brad.Hornsby@e-farmcredit.com>, or call Brad at (606) 305-6343 for more information.
APHA Ride: September 1–6, 2014
19th annual Fort Robinson Trail Ride
Located at Fort Robinson State Park, three miles west of Crawford, Nebraska
Take the ultimate equine destination vacation with APHA on the all-inclusive Fort Robinson Trail Ride. The association's flagship trail ride, this location is rich in the history of the American West. Today, it offers visitors a unique way to touch history, meet fellow Paint enthusiasts and see some of America's most scenic views.
Ride America ®
For those who prefer to ride at their own pace, the association offers the APHA Ride America program. Through this saddle-log program, members earn rewards and recognition for their achievements riding or driving an American Paint Horse.
When riders enroll in Ride America, they receive an official time log and a Ride America patch. They record each hour spent riding or driving their American Paint Horse and as they move through 14 achievement levels—from 100 to 10,000 hours—APHA records their accomplishments and rewards them with special patches and awards.
There is no time limit for riders to achieve their hours, as long as their APHA membership remains active. To date, more than 6,400 riders from 50 U.S. states and 19 other countries are actively involved in logging hours through Ride America.
American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) rides
ACTHA trail rides qualify for double hours in APHA's Ride America program.
Feb 15, 2014 - Competitive Trail Challenge, Goodyear, AZ, Wilder Estrada Mountain Park
Feb 15, 2014 - Competitive Trail Challenge, Saint Cloud, FL, Valentines Chocolate Ride
Feb 16, 2014 - Arena Obstacle Challenge, Terrell, TX, Mystic Acres
Feb 22, 2014 - Arena Obstacle Challenge, Pahrump, NV, Walker Madness
Mar 8, 2014 - Competitive Trail Challenge, Aransas Pass, TX, Coquat, TX
For a complete list of upcoming ACTHA rides and details, visit ACTHA.
Free guide for trail riders
To further serve the needs of trail riders, APHA offers a Guide to Recreational Riding. This booklet covers a variety of topics, including everything from training tips for trail horses to a comprehensive list of what to take along for the ride.
For groups interested in hosting rides, the booklet also contains valuable information about organizing, promoting and administering rides. The guide also contains a listing of recreational riding resource material and state park contacts.
For more information about the APHA's Trail Rides, contact us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call 817-222-6413.