ACTHA Opens Competitive Trail Challenge to Non-Members

The American Competitive Trail Horse Association is committed to improving the health and welfare of horses nationwide. The well-being of the horse has always been a priority to ACTHA and is the driving force behind ACTHA’s Mission.

The Scout Division, which launched in August 2012, permits ACTHA non-members across the nation to join any ACTHA Competitive Trail Challenge. By increasing rider numbers at Competitive Trail Challenges, ACTHA aims to increase charitable donations.

Hosting an ACTHA Competitive Trail Challenge has proven a powerful fundraising tool for many nonprofits across the nation, approximately 70% of ACTHA’s Competitive Trail Challenges are hosted by nonprofit organizations. In addition to ride proceeds, ACTHA donates an additional $3 per rider from every Competitive Trail Challenge (CTC) to a charity selected by the Ride Host. This can be any local equine nonprofit of their choosing.

ACTHA Co-Founder, Karen VanGetson states “ACTHA has a huge heart for the horse and a huge heart for charity. We want to welcome every trail rider across the nation and show them the fun and enjoyment of an ACTHA Competitive Trail Challenge. Together we can ride for a purpose, with a common goal of helping those nonprofit organizations who are in need of funding.”

For more information on hosting a Competitive Trail Challenge or to register your charity with the American Competitive Trail Horse Association, please contact Tammy Sronce at or call 940-859-6512.


Six Miles. Six Natural Obstacles. Six Judges. ACTHA’s Mission is to provide an enjoyable venue showcasing the wonderful attributes of the great American trail horse, granting them the recognition they so richly deserve. ACTHA competitions are held all over the United States and Canada. For more info about ACTHA visit

ACTHA Sponsors

Platinum Performance, Durvet, Cavallo Horse & Rider, The Horse Show with Rick Lamb, Best of America by Horseback, Lonestar Barn, Tucker Trail Saddles, 4-Star Trailers, Monty Roberts, Lynn Palm, Hodges Badge Company, Mustang Heritage Foundation, Robart Bits, Straight Time Stirrups, Mary Ann Kennedy, JW Brooks Custom Hat Co, Horse Colic Relief, Molly’s Custom Silver, Revitavet, Katlyn, Parry Tack, Spursuader, Barranada, High Hopes Designs, Rodeo Etc. , Colorful Manes & Tails, Paddock Purses and Jewelry, Espana SILK, Favorite Cowgirl Coffee, Mayatex Saddle Blankets, Vettec Hoof Care Products

Affiliated Breed Associations

American Paint Horse Association, Appaloosa Horse Club, American Gaited Mountain Horse, American Indian Horse Registry, American Morgan Horse Association, Arabian Horse Association, International Purebred Appaloosa Association, The National Walking Horse Association, North American Mustang Association & Registry, Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Association, Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association, United Mountain Horse