Escape to APHA’s annual Fort Robinson trail ride
Cap off your summer with an all-inclusive vacation—APHA’s Fort Robinson Trail Ride. Rich in the history of the American West, Fort Robinson served as a military outpost from 1874 to 1948 and is located in the heart of the rugged Pine Ridge region of northern Nebraska. Crazy Horse, Red Cloud and Walter Reed were just a few of the historic figures who helped carve the fort’s place in history.
All Photos Courtesy Loretta Asche/Asche Photography
The flagship of APHA’s trail ride program, the week-long Fort Robinson adventure offers riders of all breeds a unique way to see the breathtaking views and outstanding trails that pass through tall-grass prairies, breathtaking rock formations and Ponderosa pines of the 22,000-acre park.
la2_6137This experience offers riders a complete vacation package, with on-site historic housing, meals and stalling included in the ride fee. In addition to hitting the trails with other Paint Horse enthusiasts, relaxation is a big part of this escape, and extra evening activities are also provided.
September 10-15, 2018
Location: Fort Robinson State Park, Near Crawford, Nebraska. Information and directions


APHA Adult Members $525
Non-members (13 and older) $625
All children (10-12) $275

** Purchase a membership with your ride reservation and enjoy preferred member rates.
Reservations can be made with a $75 deposit. The ride is limited and fills quickly. Deposits for each ride are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Fee must be paid in full by August 1.

To make your reservation, complete the online form.
or print and mail this form:  2018 Trail Ride reservation form

Cancellation policy: APHA will issue a refund for cancellations made 30 days prior to the ride’s start date. For a prompt refund, APHA must receive your cancellation notice in writing (by letter or fax) 30 days prior to the rides start date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the cancellation date.
Costs include: Lodging (double occupancy), meals, stalling and grounds fee. Fort Robinson Inn will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Some lunches will be served on the ride. This event will include evening activities, fun and a steak cookout. Time for ride participants to meet and mingle will be a priority.
Come ride with us in 2018!
Horse Facilities:
On-site stalls are available. Facilities at the park necessitate limiting each participant to one horse. Management will assign tack stalls.
Ride Schedule: The ride officially begins on Monday, September 10 and concludes with breakfast on Saturday, September 15.

Rustic lodging and both primitive and modern camping are available. There are no phones, televisions or radios in the rooms. Pay phones are located in the main lodge lobby. Lodging will be assigned when you arrive and double occupancy is often required – be sure to list your roommate preference on your reservation form.
Early arrival is not encouraged. Participants arriving prior to the ride’s beginning date are guests of the Fort. Lodging and stabling accommodations for those dates should be made directly with the facility, which may be reached by calling Deb Kennedy at (308) 665-2900 or e-mailing [email protected].
For more information about the APHA’s Trail Rides, contact us by sending an e-mail to [email protected], or call 817-222-6413.
Rules of the Ride
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