Trail Rides

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.

Check back often for more scheduled rides.

Rules of the Ride

APHA trail rides are sponsored by Gist Silversmiths and Hart Trailers

APHA's Flagship Trail Ride: September 7–12, 2015
20th 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 info

Regional Ride: October 18, 2014
2014 CGG Saddle Up! for SIRE Ride-a-thon, Cat Spring, Texas
Ride with SIRE's (Houston's Therapeutic Equestrian Center) at their premier fall fundraising event featuring the SIRE Walk, Run, Ride-a-thon and Family Carnival.  Ride 7IL Ranch's 40 miles of trails over 1,150 acres of private land.  The terrain is gentle and rolling with sandy hills - good for barefoot horses. Trail rider entry includes breakfast, bbq lunch, a t-shirt, and general admission to the family carnival. 

7IL Ranch is located at 5389 Mill Creek Road, Cat Spring, TX 78933.  For directions to the ranch, visit 'Directions to 7il'.  To reserve your spot, or for more information, contact Natalie DeJong at (281) 356-7588, extension 202, or email Natalie.

 

 

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.

Join Ride America today!


American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) rides
ACTHA trail rides qualify for double hours in APHA's Ride America program.  Find an ACTHA CTC (Competitive Trail Challenge) or AOC (Arena Obstacle Challenge) near you.


AOC/CTC Date Ride Host Ride Host Email Ride Host Phone Alt Phone Ride Name City State
CTC 01/01/15 Jacqueline Helton-Briggs millionairess531@yahoo.com (606) 875-8022 Between Heaven and Earth Equine Equestrians Somerset KY
CTC 01/10/15 Cindy Hahn chahn27@hotmail.com (704) 363-1544 Owen's ACTHA CTC #2 at Tenney Arena Randleman NC
CTC 01/10/15 Natalie Revels natalie@actha.us (504) 905-9493 Posse vs. Outlaw Ride 9 Milton FL
AOC 01/10/15 Natalie Revels natalie@actha.us (504) 905-9493 Posse vs Outlaw AOC 5 Milton FL
AOC 01/10/15 Cindy Hahn chahn27@hotmail.com (704) 363-1544 Tenney Arena AOC Randleman NC
CTC 01/11/15 Cindy Hahn chahn27@hotmail.com (704) 363-1544 Owen's ACTHA CTC #2 at Tenney Arena Randleman NC
CTC 01/11/15 Natalie Revels natalie@actha.us (504) 905-9493 Posse vs. Outlaw Ride 10 Milton FL
CTC 01/17/15 Gary Wilder glwild@hotmail.com (928) 595-0428 Wilder Estrella Mountain ACTHA CTC Goodyear AZ
CTC 01/17/15 Sally Rogers sallyrogers@bellsouth.net (770) 601-6278 Winter Fiesta in Bishop Bishop GA
CTC 01/18/15 Richard Adair richadair@cfl.rr.com (407) 709-1745 3rd Annual Lt. Roger Haddock Memorial Trail Ride Saint Cloud FL
AOC 01/18/15 Jody Childs childsj@cox.net (858) 354-8537 Oak Meadows Ranch Horse Rescue AOC Wildomar CA
CTC 01/24/15 Debra Hughes debra062013@gmail.com (352) 278-3123 (386) 938-4757 Winter Riding at McCulley Farms Jasper FL
AOC 01/24/15 Valarie Delana twhlady53@gmail.com (903) 675-2953 (214) 695-9533 Henderson County AOC Day 1 Athens TX
CTC 01/25/15 Debra Hughes debra062013@gmail.com (352) 278-3123 (386) 938-4757 Winter Riding at McCulley Farms Jasper FL
AOC 01/25/15 Valarie Delana twhlady53@gmail.com (903) 675-2953 (214) 695-9533 Henderson County Fair Park AOC Day 2 Athens TX
CTC 01/31/15 Trail Rider Sarahdickey1693@hotmail.com (706) 255-0234 Superbowl Pre-Party CTC Crawfordville GA
CTC 01/31/15 Kristen Nice nicegaitsfarm@live.com (941) 350-9730 (941) 321-7991 Tillis Hill CTC #1 Inverness FL
AOC 01/31/15 Bishop Deborah quenadenial@embarqmail.com (850) 892-5046 Black Hill Farm AOC DeFuniak Springs FL
CTC 02/01/15 Kristen Nice nicegaitsfarm@live.com (941) 350-9730 (941) 321-7991 Tillis Hill CTC #2 Inverness FL
CTC 02/07/15 TJ Davis tj@saddleuptours.com (210) 396-8286 Saddle Up the Wine Country Temecula CA
CTC 02/07/15 TJ Davis tj@saddleuptours.com (210) 396-8286 Saddle Up the Wine Country Temecula CA
CTC 02/07/15 Natalie Revels natalie@actha.us (504) 905-9493 Upcoming Series Ride Marianna FL
CTC 02/07/15 Christine Davis healingtouchtherapeutic@yahoo.com (407) 405-7850 Valentine Ride****Buckle Series 3 Saint Cloud FL
CTC 02/08/15 Natalie Revels natalie@actha.us (504) 905-9493 Upcoming Series Ride Marianna FL
CTC 02/08/15 Christine Davis healingtouchtherapeutic@yahoo.com (407) 405-7850 Valentine Ride***Buckle Series Final Saint Cloud FL
CTC 02/14/15 Debra Hughes debra062013@gmail.com (352) 278-3123 (386) 938-4757 Winter in River Rise on the Santa Fe River High Springs FL
CTC 02/14/15 Jacqueline Helton-Briggs millionairess531@yahoo.com (606) 875-8022 Between Heaven and Earth Equine Equestrians Stanford KY
CTC 02/14/15 Gary Wilder glwild@hotmail.com (928) 595-0428 Wilder Bumble Bee Ranch ACTHA CTC Ride Bumble Bee AZ
CTC 02/14/15 Cindy Hahn chahn27@hotmail.com (704) 363-1544 NC ACTHA Versatility Series Randleman NC
AOC 02/14/15 Cindy Hahn chahn27@hotmail.com (704) 363-1544 Tenney Arena AOC Randleman NC
AOC 02/14/15 Joy Shields jshields1564@yahoo.com (850) 933-8549 A Sweetheart of a Ride Tallahassee FL
CTC 02/15/15 Cindy Hahn chahn27@hotmail.com (704) 363-1544 NC ACTHA Versatility Series Randleman NC
CTC 02/15/15 Debra Hughes debra062013@gmail.com (352) 278-3123 (386) 938-4757 Winter in River Rise on the Santa Fe River High Springs FL
CTC 02/15/15 Jacqueline Helton-Briggs millionairess531@yahoo.com (606) 875-8022 Between Heaven and Earth Equine Equestrians Stanford KY
CTC 02/15/15 Gary Wilder glwild@hotmail.com (928) 595-0428 Wilder Bumble Bee Ranch ACTHA CTC Ride Bumble Bee AZ
CTC 02/21/15 Sally Rogers sallyrogers@bellsouth.net (770) 601-6278 General Coffee's Warming up to Spring Day1 Nicholls GA
CTC 02/22/15 Sally Rogers sallyrogers@bellsouth.net (770) 601-6278 General Coffee's Warming up to Spring Day2 Nicholls GA
CTC 02/28/15 Elaine McPherson crzyhrsldy@gmail.com (702) 278-3566 Back Country Rider CTC Las Vegas NV
AOC 02/28/15 Christine Snyder csnyder2@sbcglobal.net (760) 788-2076 (619) 247-4750 C Bar S/CHR AOC Ramona CA


For details on the above rides or for a complete list of upcoming ACTHA rides, 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 trailrides@apha.com, or call 817-222-6413.