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 10–15, 2018
23rd 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 Rides

3rd Annual Nevada Paint Horse Club ‘Trail Ride for Fun’
October 6, 2018

Spend the day riding a variety of trails that interconnect and wind through wetlands, sand dunes, and low brush areas in a Nevada State Park that covers over 8,000 acres.  Washoe Lake State Park is approximately 10 miles north of Carson City and 15 miles south of Reno on Highway 395.  Follow the signs to the main entrance and join fellow trail riders for a ‘Fun’ day.  Contact David Ruby at 775) 267-2668 or by email at davidgruby26@aol.com for more information.


Check back often for more scheduled rides, 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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