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 7-12, 2020 – 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.


October 10, 2020 – Washoe Lake State Park, Nevada

Join the Nevada Paint Horse Club for their 5th Annual NPHC Trail Ride for Fun.  Come ride through the interconnecting trails through wetlands, sand dunes and low brush areas in a a Nevada State Park that covers over 8,000 acres.  RV spaces and horse facilities are available.

For more information, call David Ruby at 775/267-2668 (home) or 775/690-4077 (cell), or email David 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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