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.

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.
Rules of the Ride

APHA’s Flagship Trail Ride: September 12–17, 2016
21st 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: November 5, 2016
Virginia Paint Horse Club Fall Trail Ride
Join the Virginia Paint Horse Club for a full day of riding the maintained park trails that meander along rolling terrain, through woods, and over bridges with scenic views of the Dan and Staunton Rivers.  Staunton River State Park is located at 1170 Staunton Trail , Scottsburg, VA.  From Route 360 just north of South Boston, turn right on Route 344 and follow for 10 miles to the park entrance.  The equestrian campground is on your left shortly before the park entrance.  For more information or to make reservations, contact Kim Burnop at burnopranch@yahoo.com or call Kim at (757) 536-7888.

Check back often for more scheduled rides.

APHA PAC program

For those who prefer to ride at their own pace, the association offers two recreational riding categories in the APHA PAC program – Recreational Riding and Youth Recreational Riding. Through this saddle-log program, members earn rewards and recognition for their achievements riding or driving an American Paint Horse.

When riders enroll in PAC, they record each hour spent riding or driving their American Paint Horse and as they move through achievement levels—from 100 to 10,000 hours—APHA records their accomplishments.

Join PAC today!

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.


View Galleries on SmugMug