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

July 6, 2019 – 2019 Czech Paint Trail Ride

Rekindle old friendships, or make new ones, at the 2019 Czech Paint Trail Ride at the Na vyhlidce Ranch in Horni Lhota.  The ride offers a variety of scenery including hills, meadow, forrests and some creek crossings.  Nothing extreme but basic riding skills are necessary.  For more information and directions, contact Alice Machu, Horni Lhota 76, Dolni Lhota, CZ.  Your can call Alice at +420 604 384 241, or reach her through email at alice.machu@seznam.cz.

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 aschephoto@windstream.net.

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.

October 5, 2019 -4th Annual NPHC Trail Ride for Fun

The Nevada Paint Horse Club invites you to join them for an afternoon of fun, food, and comradery.  Come enjoy the variety of trails that the Washoe Lake State Park offers Paint riders.  Traverse the interconnecting trails as they 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 to Washoe Lake State Park.

To reserve your spot, or for more information, call David Ruby (from the ‘Great state of Nevada’) at (775) 267-2668 (home), (775) 690-4077 (cell), or by email at davidgruby26@aol.com.


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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