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.
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.
Check back often for more scheduled rides.
Rules of the Ride
APHA trail rides are sponsored by
Gist Silversmiths and Hart Trailers
APHA Ride: September 2–7 2013
Fort Robinson Trail Ride ride info
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. Trail Ride Reservation Form (343 kb)
Regional Rides (Tentative Dates)
June 28 - 30, 2013
Black Hills Trail Ride – Hill City, South Dakota
Join the South Dakota Paint Horse Club on their annual ride through the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota. With beautiful Ponderosa pines, awe-inspiring scenery, and lots of wildlife, this 1.2 million acre national forest offers it all. The ride will be based out of the Mtn Meadow Store & Campground, 15 miles NW of Hill City, South Dakota on Deerfield Road. For more information on the ride, visit the club website at www.sdphc.net or contact Dale Kurtzbein at (320) 841-1253, or email email@example.com.
July 20, 2013
Saskatchewan Paint Horse Club Trail Ride
Join the Saskatchewan Paint Horse Club at the Trails End Guest Ranch. This working cattle ranch is set in the beautiful Arm River Valley between Regina and Saskatoon, approximately 4 miles north of Aylesbury and 1 mile off the highway. The ride will traverse open grass range with lots of hills, cattle, historic interest points and some shallow river crossings. For more information on the ride, visit http://www.saskpainthorseclub.com/index.php/shows/trail-ride-trail-challenge or contact Laura Martin at (306) 397-2775, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APHA Ride: early June 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 email@example.com, or call Cindy at (817) 222-6413 for more information, or fax your reservation form to (817) 222-8470.
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.
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.