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.
May 11, 2019 – 7th Annual Scavenger Hunt Trail Ride and Chili Feed, Cle Elum, WA
Rekindle old friendships, or make new ones, at the 7th Annual Scavenger Hunt Trail Ride and Chili Feed hosted by the Rainier Paint Horse Club. The ride will be based out of the Washington State Horse Park near Cle Elum, WA. The park offers a variety of lodging and stalling options, along with over 10 miles of trails ranging from easy grade to more challenging with views of the valley below. For more information, contact Lori Nevin at email@example.com or call her at (206) 919-5328.
September 2-7, 2019 – Fort Robinson State Park, Crawford, NE
Help carry on the tradition with other Paint Horse enthusiasts at Fort Robinson Nebraska. Ride coordinator Loretta Asche of Malcolm, NE is organizing the private ride for anyone interested in exploring the history and trails of Fort Rob. The ride fee is $225 per person and includes your meals, entertainment and activities. The ride is limited to 50 riders. All riders are responsible for their own housing, stalling, and Nebraska State Park sticker (available through NE State Parks at (308) 665-2900).
For more information, call Loretta at (402) 560-2929 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 5-8, 2019 – Panther Creek Trail Rides, Tuscumbia, MO
Join other Paint enthusiasts at the inaugural Panther Creek Trail Ride located in the heart of Missouri. Panther Creek is located 20 miles northeast of Lake Of The Ozarks, 40 miles south of Jefferson City. This scenic 4,000 acre Longhorn cattle ranch features winding wooded trails leading to scenic overlooks, natural springs, and through large meadows. To find out more, contact Melinda Burgoon at 379 Humphrey Creek Road, Tucumbia, MO 65082. You can call her at (573) 793-2372 or email her at email@example.com.
Check back often for more scheduled rides as they become available, or better yet, contact us and find out how you can host an APHA approved ride. APHA Regional Clubs, individuals and other entities are all able to apply for an approved ride.
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 (not including APHA approved shows and competitions) and as they move through achievement levels—from 100 to 10,000 hours—APHA records their accomplishments