ACTHA Post Solid Gains in 2014

"It is never as much as we want but we’ll take a 33 percent gain over the previous year as long as we can keep the lights on and keep horses employed in record numbers," states Tom Scrima, ACTHA's General Manager.

 
"We are enthused that we're up almost 100 percent over calendar year 2012 and have a record breaking 352 events already pre-booked for 2015! That is indeed amazing for us and virtually assures ACTHA yet another record year.
 
However with the European Union's recent decision to ban the import of Mexican horse meat, as reported recently, the pressure on the rescues and the horse industry in general will be even more extreme in the upcoming years. ACTHA remains committed to be the dominant employer of the unwanted horse in the United States. By continuing our never ending thirst for growth we hope to create a large enough secondary market for the unwanted horse so that every horse has a home and a rewarding occupation. 
 
In the meantime we continue to give what we can to equine rescues and charity. In 2014 our contributions exceeded $75,000. While that is a lot for us, especially since we run at a break even at best, it’s a pittance to what is needed."
 
With tremendous help from great sponsors, wonderful members, thousands and thousands of riders and noble volunteers; as well as the gracious industry at large, ACTHA will continue the quest.
 
Their biggest plan for 2015? More junior involvement! Do we hear possible scholarships in the wind??  (And of course as they say… more events than anyone can count).
 
"We'd like to offer everyone a joyous Christmas with their horses, friends and families. The ACTHA Staff will be taking a well-deserved 24 hour vacation on Christmas day before completing our remaining events for 2014.”
 
 
ACTHA’S MISSION
 
– To create an enjoyable venue showcasing the wonderful attributes of the great American trail horse and granting them the recognition they so richly deserve.
 
– To create a registry open to all breeds and a point designation system which will stay with each horse for its lifetime, thereby adding to their value and distinction.
 
– To create and enable humane treatment and employment options for horses in need.
 
 
Virtually every known breed competes in ACTHA events including the noble Grade horse.
 
 
The Charities, rescues and nonprofit recipients of approximately $500,000 ACTHA LLC funds 
 
thus far are listed below..
 
4-H Clubs Merrimack County
 
Abby Walker
 
Achievement Centers for Children
 
All About Equine Animal Rescue Inc.
 
All Vegas Horses
 
American Cancer Society
 
American Diabetes Assoc.
 
American Heart Association
 
American Horse Council
 
American Lebanese Syrian Associated
 
Animal Humane Society
 
Anne Biggs
 
Annie Baggett
 
Appaloosa Museum
 
Arabian Rescue Mission
 
Arizona Equine Rescue Organization, Inc.
 
Atlasta Home Horse Rescue
 
Audrey Turpin
 
Back In The Saddle
 
Ben Milam VFW Post 2010
 
Beth Herndon
 
Beverly Sanchez
 
Beyond Wishes Therapeutic Riding Program
 
Big Brother Big Sisters of Chattanooga
 
Bit of Hope Ranch, Inc.
 
Born 2 Be Therapeutic Eq. Ctr. Inc.
 
Bradley's Assisted Ther. Rid. Center
 
Brookside Farm; a Horse Rehabilitation Center
 
Calvin Center
 
Camp Shamineau
 
Canadian Competitive Trail Horse Assoc.
 
Carolina ACD Rescue & Rebound
 
Cauzican Care Inc.
 
Central Valley Veterans
 
Central Virginia Horse Rescue
 
Certified Horsemanship Association
 
CFCC & Assoc. Inc.
 
Challenges Met Therapeutic Riding School
 
Cheri Westmoreland
 
Choctaw Cowboy Church Inc.
 
CHUM Therapeutic Riding Inc.
 
City Gospel Mission
 
City of Mineola
 
Clairese Austin
 
Colleen Novotny
 
Community Serving SW Colorado
 
Coweta County 4-H Council
 
Coweta Org. for Riding, Rehab & Learn
 
Cracker Box Palace, Inc.
 
Craig County Public Library
 
Cross Brand Cowboy Church
 
Crossroads Center Inc.
 
Cyndi Jorgenson
 
Cynthia Williams
 
Day Dreams Farm Equine Rescue
 
Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Inc.
 
Deborah Greene-Dellvon
 
Debra Porter
 
Del Val Brittany Club
 
Delta County Fellowship of Christian Cowboys
 
Denise Harmon
 
Diamonds in the Rough Inc.
 
Dougherty County Saddle Club, Inc.
 
DreamCatchers Equine Rescue Inc.
 
Driving Magic, Inc.
 
Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance
 
Dust Devil Ranch Sanctuary for Horse
 
Dusty Trails Horse Rescue Inc.
 
Easy Does It Ranch
 
EquiFriends Therapeutic Horsemanship Inc.
 
Equine Aid
 
Equine Cancer Society
 
Equine Rescue and Adoption
 
Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Ranch
 
EQUU8 Horsemanship & Ther. Riding
 
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Inc.
 
Farmington Hunt Club
 
Forever Morgans Rescue, Inc.
 
Founder Rehabilitation Ranch
 
Freedom and Joy Ministries
 
Freedom Hill Horse Rescue
 
Freedom Horses Inc.
 
Friends of Florida Caverns State Park, Inc.
 
Friends of GA State Parks & Historic
 
Friends of Georgia State Parks
 
Friends of Gunpowder Falls State
 
Friends of Kings Mtn. State Park
 
Georgia Equine Rescue League
 
Grace Lake Ministries
 
Graham Equestrian Center
 
Graz'n Acres Therapeutic Riding Center
 
Guardian Angels Horse Rescue
 
H.O.R.S.E. Inc.
 
H.O.R.S.E. Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc.
 
Hanaeleh
 
Hands-On-Horses Inc
 
Happy Horse Haven Rescue
 
Happy Trails Riding Academy
 
Harmony New Beginnings Animal Rescue
 
Harold Gabriel
 
Healing Touch Therapeutic Riding Center
 
Healing With Horses Ranch
 
Heartland Equestrian Ministry, Inc.
 
Heartland Horse Heroes
 
Hearts Desire Equine Rescue, Inc.
 
Henderson County
 
Herds of Hooves, Inc.
 
Hidden Springs Horse Rescue, Inc.
 
High Mountain Equine Research
 
Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
 
Hope, Horses & Kids
 
Hopes and Dreams Riding Facility
 
Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue
 
Horse Boy Foundation
 
Horse Education and Rescue Organization
 
Horse Empowered Learning Programs, Inc.
 
Horse Haven of Tennessee
 
Horse Protection Association of Florida
 
Horse Time, Inc.
 
Horse-Angels Inc.
 
HorseDreams Inc.
 
HorseDreams Youth Ranch
 
Horsefeathers Equestrian Center, Inc.
 
Horsepower Inc.
 
Horses for Healing Inc.
 
Horses For Heroes New Mexico, Inc.
 
Horses Helping Heroes Project Inc
 
Horses of Hope, Inc.
 
Horses4Heroes Inc.
 
Horses4Heroes, Inc.
 
Humane Society of Central Texas
 
Humane Society of Davidson Cty, Inc.
 
Humane Society of Jackson Inc.
 
Humane Society of the United States
 
Independent School District 704
 
Intermountain Horse & Burro Advisors
 
Iowa Trail Rider's Association
 
Jaclyn Lynch
 
Jacobs Ladder Therapeutic Riding Center
 
JayaMae Gregory
 
Jeanette Provolt
 
Jennifer Reandeau
 
Jilene Klubertanz
 
Jim Dawson
 
Joan Emily Winkler
 
Joy Ranch, Inc.
 
Joyful Horse Project
 
Jubilee Academy
 
Judy Jett
 
Judy Jett/mounted police
 
Julia Bowen
 
Julie Martin-Stacey
 
Jyl Emerson
 
Karen Carlson
 
Kate Beardsley
 
Kelli Fortune
 
Kentucky Equestrian Center, Inc.
 
Kentucky Equestrian Foundation Inc.
 
Kim O'Hagan
 
Kristy Artman
 
Lakeland Animal Welfare Society
 
Lana Horton
 
Large Animal Response Group
 
Las Cruces Horsemans Association
 
Last Chance Corral
 
Laurel Saddle Club
 
Leg Up Therapeutic Riding Center
 
Lifepoint, Inc.
 
Linda K Carmody
 
Linda Riley
 
Lloyd Robichaux
 
Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center
 
Lori Tuttle
 
Louisiana Horse Rescue Assoc.
 
Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
 
Lucia Roda
 
Lucky Duck Horse & Farm Animal Rescue
 
Maggie Whitlow
 
Main Stay Therapeutic Riding Program
 
Marilee Lowe
 
Marion Therapeutic Riding Assoc. Inc.
 
Mark Hermann
 
Maury Magic Riders, Inc.
 
McLennan Community College
 
Meade 4-H Council
 
Merrimack Horse Leaders
 
Michelle Morville
 
Mid Atlantic Peruvian Horse Club
 
Miles of Smiles, Inc.
 
Morning Star Ranch Ministries Retreat
 
Morris Animal Foundation
 
Mt. Adams Trailriders
 
Mustang Heritage Foundation
 
Mustang-Spirit
 
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, In
 
National MS Society Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter
 
National Stroke Association
 
NC Therapeutic Riding Center
 
New Beginnings Paso Fino Horse Rescue
 
New Horizon Ranch Inc.
 
North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center
 
North Country R.I.D.E.
 
Northern Wyoming Community College Foundation
 
Northwest Horseback Search and Rescue
 
Ohio Horseman's Council
 
Olive's Hope Pet Rescue
 
Palmer Home for Children
 
Parelli Education Institute Inc.
 
PATH International
 
Patrick Fitzgerald
 
Pawsibilities
 
Perfect Harmony Horse Rescue & Sanctuary
 
Perkins County Animal Shelter
 
Pink Horse, Inc.
 
PRANCE
 
Presbytery of Greater Atlanta
 
Professional Assn. of Therapeutic Horsemanship
 
R. O. Ranch, Inc.
 
Rachel Martinez
 
Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue
 
Rainer Therapeutic Riding
 
Raleigh County 4H Leaders Assoc.
 
Raleigh County 4H Youth Camp
 
Ramona Trails Assoc.
 
Ranch Good Days, Inc.
 
REACH Therapeutic Riding Center
 
Red Arena, Inc.
 
Red Bucket Equine Rescue
 
Red Gate Rescue, Inc.
 
Reins of Life Youth Ranch
 
Ride on St. Louis Inc
 
Riding Emphasizing Ind. Needs & Strengths
 
Rising H.O.P.E.S. Ranch
 
River Cities Therapeutic Riding Center
 
River of Hope Ranch
 
Robin Serritslev
 
Rodeo City Equestrians
 
Roland Schmitz/org
 
Ron Tyner
 
Rosemary Farm Sanctuary
 
Rough Start Horse Rescue
 
Sacred Healing Circle
 
Saddle Up!
 
San Diego Hippotherapy
 
San Dimas Rodeo, Inc.
 
Save A Forgotten Equine
 
SHEER NC
 
Shine on Ministries
 
Sierra Empire Arabian Horse Association
 
Silverwings Horse Rescue
 
South Carolina Awareness and Rescue
 
Southern Nye County Search and Rescue
 
Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills Inc.
 
Special Olympics Georgia, Inc.
 
Spirit Therapies
 
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
 
Stable Life, Inc.
 
Stable-Spirit
 
Stagecoach 4H Community Club
 
Star of the North Humane Society
 
Stars & Strides Stables Inc
 
Steadfast Steeds
 
Stephanie Campbell
 
Stephanie Kokal
 
Steve Taylor
 
Strawberry Mountain Mustangs Inc.
 
Sunbury Halter & Saddle 4-H Club
 
Sundance Equine Assisted Therapies
 
Susan McCready
 
T.A.L.K. Services
 
Tackfully Teamed Academy, Inc.
 
Tali Smith, treasurer
 
Tania Bennett
 
Tenney Mudge
 
Texas 4-H Youth Development Fnd.
 
Texas Blessings
 
Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Assoc.
 
The Barn Closet
 
The Heart of the Horse Therapy Ranch
 
The One Fund Boston
 
The Red Barn Foundation
 
The Rick Kemp Foundation
 
The Tewksbury Hospital Equestrian Farm
 
The Therapeutic Equestrian Center Inc.
 
The United Mounted Peace Officers of
 
Therapeutic Riding Academy of Knoxville
 
Therapeutic Riding Institute, Inc.
 
Therese White
 
Throwaway Ponies
 
Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge
 
Tim Bosler
 
Tina Aguirre
 
Trinity Rescue Inc.
 
Trinity Trail Preservation Association
 
Triple R Horse Rescue
 
Tri-State Exhibition Center
 
True Innocents Equine Rescue – TIER
 
Turtleback Therapeutic Equine
 
Under the Angels Wings Rescue, Inc.
 
UNF Equestrian
 
United States WAR DOGS Assn Inc
 
Unwanted Horse Coalition
 
Upward Transitions Therapeutic Horsemanship
 
Vinceremos Riding Center
 
Virginia Wagoner
 
Walk On
 
Walkin N Circles Ranch Inc.
 
Walt Marolf
 
Washington State Horse Park A&F
 
Western Star Cowboy Church
 
Why Ranch
 
Wings of Hope Equitherapy
 
Youth Investment