APHA

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


Regional Rides

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 pctrailrides@gmail.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

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.

For more information about the APHA’s Trail Rides, contact us by sending an e-mail to cgrier@apha.com, or call 817-222-6413.

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