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 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 info


Regional Ride: April 26, 2014
Texas Paint Horse Club - Aubrey Water Trail Ride
Enjoy a wonderful spring ride at Lake Ray Roberts Park southwest of Aubrey, Texas.  A variety of trails will be available of various lengths and riding conditions.  End your day gathered with new friends around a hearty chili cookoff - or better yet, bring your own fixins' and participate in the contest.  

The Trail Ride will begin at 10 am.  If you wish to stay the night before, it is $15.00 to reserve a RV site. The entrance fee to Lake Ray Roberts Park is $7.  The club will cover the costs to enter the Trail Ride and is working on awards related to the trail ride itself. 

The chili cook-off will begin gathering at 4 pm.  You can choose to cook your entry on-site or bring it to the park. Either way, spend the afternoon enjoying other members' companionship.  Just be ready to show off your cooking skills to the Judges by approximately 4 pm.  It's a $20 entry fee, but be ready - we will have 1st place and Last Place "Surprise" prizes!!  Chili dinner, with the fixin's, will be shared by everyone.  Come ride with us, enjoy old and new friends and start participating in a new TPHC tradition!

For more information, contact the Trail Boss, Dave Wiggin at (352) 406-1193 or email Dave at
drdave2D@yahoo.com.

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 Dee Dee Hampton at <deedeehamptonky@yahoo.com>, or call Dee Dee at (606) 493-7527 for more information.  
Ride Info

Regional Ride: June 14, 2014
Northern Trailride, Waters, Netherlands
Enjoy the extensive network of trails through the Wold with trail obstacles.  The ride is designed for duos, duo with the most points wins.  The ride will start from the Albert Farm in Waters.  Stalling and housing is available by contacting Alberthoeve.  For more information on the ride, visit www.trailrides.nl.  

Regional Ride: June 27-28, 2014
Black Hills Trail Ride, Hill City, SD
Join the South Dakota Paint Horse Club for their annual Black Hills Trail Ride.  Nestled in the pines on Deerfield Lake, the Mt Meadow Campground, Hill City, SD, will serve as base camp.  Several housing and stalling options are available including cabins, RV hookups, a restaurant and shower house.  Contact Dale Kurtzbein at <ddkurtzbein@yahoo.com>, or call Dale at (320) 841-1253 for more information.  Ride Info

Regional Ride: July 5, 2014
2014 Independence Day Charity Ride - Hartbeespoort, NW Province, South Africa
Explore the slopes of the Magaliesberg mountain and the banks of the Hartbeespoort dam with fellow Paint enthusiasts.  Traverse the undulating river crossings and participate in a trail challenge with proceeds to benefit charity.  Contact Lynn Muller for more information at +27822655050 or by email at lynnmuller@yahoo.com. 

Regional Ride: July 10-13, 2014
Lincoln County Sheriff's Posse Trail Ride, Fort Stanton, NM
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Posse invites you to a 2 1/2 day pony express trail ride out of historic Fort Stanton, NM.  Start your ride with a 'meet and greet' on Thursday, July 10th in Fort Stanton.  Then join new friends riding the historic trails ridden by Billy The Kid, Pat Garrett, and Kit Carson.  Trails are moderate in difficulty. Horses should be shod or or wear protective footing (no barefoot horses).  

Primitive camping at the Fort Stanton campgrounds and meals are included with your ride fee. Showers and port-a-potties are available.  Horse water is also available.  Although there are no stalls, portable pens and other self containment systems are welcomed. 

To reserve your space, or for more information on health requirements and activities, visit the Lincoln County website or contact Jan Aldrich at (575) 354-0196.

 

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 4/26/2014 Cumberland, VA Margaret AUNINS (804) 937-4305
AOC 4/26/2014 Cloudland, GA Linda Galbraith (352) 267-0585
AOC 4/26/2014 Jersey Shore, PA Ann Muller (570) 329-2977
AOC 4/26/2014 Jasper, FL Cynthia Pittman (703) 409-1138
AOC 4/26/2014 Osage City, KS Deborah Myers (913) 370-1838
AOC 4/26/2014 Pleasant valley, NY Kristen Lake (845) 590-3140
CTC 4/26/2014 Star Valley, AZ Gary Wilder (928) 595-0428
CTC 4/26/2014 Mineola, TX Joseph Petronella (903) 316-0250
CTC 4/26/2014 Southampton, MA Kathleen Raymond (413) 535-9178
CTC 4/26/2014 Lady Lake, FL Gail Dufresne (772) 408-3282
CTC 4/26/2014 Cloudland, GA Linda Galbraith (352) 267-0585
CTC 4/26/2014 Cumberland, VA Kenny Harlow (434) 983-2221
CTC 4/26/2014 Hartman, AR Linda K Carmody (479) 497-1059
AOC 4/27/2014 Marianna, FL Barbara Bland (850) 673-9579
AOC 4/27/2014 San Marcos, CA Lori Hall McNary (760) 741-1179
AOC 4/27/2014 Jasper, FL Cynthia Pittman (703) 409-1138
AOC 4/27/2014 Hartman, AR Linda K Carmody (479) 497-1059
CTC 4/27/2014 Star Valley, AZ Gary Wilder (928) 595-0428
CTC 4/27/2014 Osage City, KS Deborah Myers (913) 370-5711
CTC 4/27/2014 Lady Lake, FL Gail Dufresne (772) 408-3282
CTC 4/27/2014 Cloudland, GA Linda Galbraith (352) 267-0585
CTC 4/27/2014 Dickson, TN Jeffrey Shattuck (931) 264-0335
CTC 4/27/2014 Cumberland, VA Kenny Harlow (434) 983-2221
CTC 4/27/2014 Mineola, TX Joseph Petronella (903) 316-0250
CTC 4/27/2014 Jersey Shore, PA Ann Muller 570) 772-1920
CTC 5/2/2014 Terrebonne, OR Kate Beardsley (541) 350-2406
AOC 5/3/2014 Rutledge, GA Donna Smith (706) 818-3922
AOC 5/3/2014 Saint Cloud, FL Christine Davis (407) 405-7850
CTC 5/3/2014 Bluff Dale, TX Betsi Bixby 817) 680-1284
CTC 5/3/2014 Annville, KY Christina Schumacher (606) 493-7050
CTC 5/3/2014 Tewksbury, MA Cordula Robinson (617) 642-8842
CTC 5/3/2014 Bristol, TN Lorie Fleenor (423) 956-9386
CTC 5/3/2014 Collins, MO Cheryl Hennings (417) 275-1105
CTC 5/3/2014 Rutledge, GA Donna Smith (706) 818-3922
CTC 5/3/2014 Saint Cloud, FL Christine Davis (407) 496-3362
AOC 5/4/2014 Franklin, TN Lindsey Wood (615) 794-1150
AOC 5/4/2014 El Paso, TX Tami Lind (575) 496-6381
CTC 5/4/2014 Bluff Dale, TX Betsi Bixby (817) 680-1284
CTC 5/4/2014 Annville, KY Christina Schumacher (606) 493-7050
CTC 5/4/2014 Collins, MO Cheryl Hennings (417) 275-1105
CTC 5/4/2014 Rutledge, GA Donna Smith (706) 818-3922
CTC 5/4/2014 Saint Cloud, FL Christine Davis (407) 496-3362
AOC 5/9/2014 Winchester, KY James Mezzanotte (704) 361-1223
AOC 5/10/2014 Cash,, TX Rachael Watts (903) 413-8048
CTC 5/10/2014 Buna, TX Robin Dodson (409) 423-9074
CTC 5/10/2014 Prescott, WA Beverley Bingaman (541) 567-7031
CTC 5/10/2014 Las Vegas, NV Elaine McPherson (702) 278-3566
CTC 5/10/2014 Free Union, VA Shawnee Baker (540) 407-1877
CTC 5/10/2014 Jacksonville, FL Reily Reiker (407) 575-7509
CTC 5/10/2014 Winchester, KY James Mezzanotte (704) 361-1223
AOC 5/11/2014 Free Union, VA Shawnee Baker (540) 407-1877
CTC 5/11/2014 Prescott, WA Beverley Bingaman (541) 567-7031
CTC 5/11/2014 Las Vegas, NV Elaine McPherson (702) 278-3566
CTC 5/11/2014 Winchester, KY James Mezzanotte (704) 361-1223
CTC 5/17/2014 Athens, TX Valarie Delana 903) 675-2953
CTC 5/17/2014 Cottondale, FL Natalie Revels (504) 905-9493
CTC 5/17/2014 McDonald, TN Denise Lineberry (423) 339-2517
CTC 5/17/2014 Ocala, FL Cynthia Pittman (703) 409-1138
AOC 5/18/2014 Benton, KS Kristin Cloud (913) 219-3381
CTC 5/18/2014 Athens, TX Valarie Delana (903) 675-2953
CTC 5/18/2014 Cottondale, FL Natalie Revels (504) 905-9493
CTC 5/18/2014 Ocala, FL Cynthia Pittman (703) 409-1138
AOC 5/24/2014 Taylorsville , CA Denise Battagin (530) 284-1041
AOC 5/24/2014 Belvidere, TN Linda Galbraith (352) 267-0585
CTC 5/24/2014 Paulden, AZ Gary Wilder (928) 595-0428
CTC 5/24/2014 Pendleton, SC Kenneth Just (864) 878-9420
CTC 5/24/2014 Belvidere, TN Linda Galbraith (352) 267-0585
AOC 5/25/2014 Lac Ste. Anne County, AB Carolyn Schmidt (780) 967-5555
AOC 5/25/2014 Belvidere, TN Linda Galbraith (352) 267-0585
CTC 5/25/2014 Paulden, AZ Gary Wilder (928) 595-0428
CTC 5/25/2014 Taylorsville, CA Denise Battagin (530) 284-1041
CTC 5/25/2014 Manor, TX Patty D'Andrea (512) 228-4126
CTC 5/25/2014 Belvidere, TN Linda Galbraith (352) 267-0585
CTC 5/25/2014 Dodge, WI Lisa Mogren (608) 539-2024
CTC 5/26/2014 Belvidere, TN Linda Galbraith 352) 267-0585
AOC 5/31/2014 San Dimas, CA Erin Cyr (909) 227-9209
AOC 5/31/2014 Mount Forest, ON lawrence Cannon (519) 794-9912
AOC 5/31/2014 Hohenwald, TN Stephanie Crews (931) 279-0758
CTC 5/31/2014 Hohenwald, TN Stephanie Crews 931) 279-0758
CTC 5/31/2014 Pahrump, NV Judith Guthrie (775) 990-9100
CTC 5/31/2014 Bristol, WI Phillip May/Lauren Friday (262) 857-8555
CTC 5/31/2014 Bronwood, GA Kimberly Stalvey (229) 344-1624
CTC 5/31/2014 Capron, VA Kelly Gray (757) 653-4980
AOC 6/1/2014 Bristol, WI Phillip May/Lauren Friday (262) 857-8555
CTC 6/1/2014 Hohenwald, TN Stephanie Crews (931) 279-0758
CTC 6/1/2014 Pahrump, NV Judith Guthrie (775) 990-9100
CTC 6/1/2014 San Dimas, CA Erin Cyr (909) 227-9209
AOC 6/7/2014 Alton, NY Donna D Johnson 315) 576-0225
AOC 6/7/2014 Chino Valley, AZ Gary Wilder (928) 595-0428
AOC 6/7/2014 Luling, TX Nancy Stratton (512) 619-1221
CTC 6/7/2014 Hoschton, GA Debbie Caffin (404) 229-6764
CTC 6/7/2014 San Diego, CA Theresia Jorgensen (760) 789-5185
CTC 6/7/2014 Livermore, CA Beth Kennalley (510) 219-3717
CTC 6/7/2014 Blacksburg, SC Debra Porter 704) 517-9688
CTC 6/7/2014 Duluth, MN Irene Apane (218) 461-6011
CTC 6/7/2014 Boones Mill, VA Carol Young/Betsy Osborne (540) 334-5825
AOC 6/8/2014 Benton, KS Kristin Cloud (913) 219-3381
AOC 6/8/2014 Blacksburg, SC Debra Porter (704) 517-9688
CTC 6/8/2014 Duluth, MN Carey Monson (218) 591-5905
CTC 6/8/2014 Laingsburg, MI Bonnie DePue (517) 204-0974
CTC 6/8/2014 Comer, GA Sally Rogers 770) 601-6278
AOC 6/13/2014 Elkton, MD John A Perry (302) 438-2513
AOC 6/14/2014 Glade Park, CO Maggie Cason (970) 640-2839
AOC 6/14/2014 Tomah, WI Terri Keene (608) 542-0221
CTC 6/14/2014 Elkton, MD John A Perry 302) 438-2513
CTC 6/14/2014 Evansville, WY Carrie Scrima (830) 693-2065
CTC 6/14/2014 Springfield, VT Carrie Scrima (830) 693-2065
CTC 6/14/2014 Jasper, FL Natalie Revels (504) 905-9493
CTC 6/14/2014 Buna, TX Robin Dodson (409) 423-9074
CTC 6/15/2014 Elkton, MD John A Perry (302) 438-2513
CTC 6/15/2014 Jasper, FL Natalie Revels (504) 905-9493
CTC 6/15/2014 Glade Park, CO Maggie Cason (970) 640-2839
CTC 6/21/2014 Dawson Springs, KY Erin Waters (270) 625-5291
CTC 6/21/2014 Jamestown, TN Donna Martin (931) 752-8272
CTC 6/21/2014 West Bend, WI Emily Kemp (414) 704-0539
CTC 6/21/2014 Laurel, MT Heather Richeson (406) 788-2199
CTC 6/21/2014 Boswell, OK Kelly Chapman (580) 271-1048
AOC 6/22/2014 Jamestown, TN Donna Martin (931) 752-8272
AOC 6/22/2014 Herndon, VA Cynthia Fraser (434) 823-2596
AOC 6/22/2014 Laurel, MT Heather Richeson (406) 788-2199
CTC 6/22/2014 Dawson Springs, KY Erin Waters (270) 625-5291
AOC 6/26/2014 Winchester, KY James Mezzanotte (704) 361-1223
CTC 6/27/2014 Winchester, KY James Mezzanotte (704) 361-1223
AOC 6/28/2014 Batesburg, SC Lauri Livingston (803) 920-7638
CTC 6/28/2014 Las Vegas, NV Elaine McPherson (702) 278-3566
CTC 6/28/2014 Wrightwood, CA Sheri Odom (760) 912-2626
CTC 6/28/2014 Winchester, KY James Mezzanotte (704) 361-1223
AOC 6/29/2014 Ooltewah, TN Tara Hills (423) 488-3993
CTC 6/29/2014 Las Vegas, NV Elaine McPherson (702) 278-3566
CTC 6/29/2014 Ooltewah, TN Tara Hills (423) 488-3993


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.