Located in the "Colorado Sunbelt" only 35 miles north of the New Mexico border is Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Area trail elevations range from 8,000 feet to over 13,000 feet of varied terrain. Some of the trails lead into areas that are Congressionally designated components of the National Wilderness Preservation System. They are the Weminuche (pronounced Wem-in-ooch) Wilderness Area, one of the largest in the contiguous 48 states, and the South San Juan Wilderness Area. Congress has also designated the Piedra Area for potential inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System. All possess breathtaking natural beauty that provides an endless feast for the eyes - one trip to the area won't be enough.
Hearing the pleas of trail riders to bring The Great American Trail Horse Festival to the southeast, The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) has announced the next Festival will take place March 25-27, 2016 at T. Ed Garrison Arena at Clemson University, South Carolina.
ONCE UPON A TIME in The Magical Kingdom of The Ouachita National Forest there were four trail riders among the Tall Pines. Sound like a fairytale storybook...that is what riding in the Ouachita is like. The pine trees are majestic in size and being among them is a feeling of being small and inconsequential and at the same time being invincible and part of the magic is the transformation of stress into tranquility...you won't want to leave!
Competitive fun comes in many forms. The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) announced today that the Great American Trail Horse Festival, to be held November 5-8 at the Von Holten Ranch in Mora, Missouri will also include cash awards for riding clubs and associations to compete for including a High Point Club Award and a Spirit Award.
ACTHA has announced that The Great American Trail Horse Festival being held November 5-8, 2015 at the Von Holten Ranch in Mora, Missouri will feature some of the equestrian world’s best known clinicians. The largest trail horse celebration in U.S. history is open to all trail horses, all breeds, all trail organizations and all disciplines. The clinicians featured come from as equally diverse background as the riders themselves, allowing for countless educational opportunities for all who will be attending.
During these hot summer months, it's easy to come up with any excuse to complain or grouch about not wanting to ride. Here in Texas it's not uncommon for summer to carry on all the way to late October. So when it's hot, and I mean really hot, it's often justified to let dust collect on your saddle due to feeling lazy or even exhausted between the heat, humidity, glaring sunlight and grumpy horses.
The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) has announced a first of its kind trail horse celebration, honoring the diversity of all of America’s trail horses. The Great American Trail Horse Festival will take place November 5-8, 2015 at the Von Holten Ranch in Mora, Missouri.
The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) values the efforts of every competitive trail organization in recognizing the great American trail horse. In keeping with our mission, beginning June 1, 2015, ACTHA will recognize other organizations’ competitive trail challenges and arena obstacle courses so that points earned will count towards ACTHA Achievement Awards.
The culmination of ACTHA’s seventh competitive season was led by a sweep of southern belles and their AQHA horses. The Lone Star state of Texas is the home to a pair of National Champions in ACTHA’s 2014-2015 Competitive Season:
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