Great American Trail Festival Offering Cash Awards for Regional Riding Clubs

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.


All Star Lineup of Clinicians Announced for the Great American Trail Horse Festival

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.


10 Tips for Horse Riding When It's Hot

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.


ACTHA Announces the Great American Trail Horse Festival

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.  


ACTHA Achievement Awards Are Recognized To Approved Competitive Trail Organization

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.


ACTHA Announces National Champions for 2014-2015 Competitive Year

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: 


8 of the Best Places to Go Trail Riding

There are so many great places to ride in this beautiful country of ours. Here are just a few for you in this story.


The Von Holten Ranch: “A Family Heritage”

Von Holten Ranch is a new trail riding facility near Sedalia, Missouri owned and operated by David and Brandy Von Holten.  Sedalia also happens to be the home of the annual Missouri State Fair.  Von Holten Ranch has been in the Von Holten family since 1906, making it a celebrated century farm.  


On the Trail With Stephanie

Check out Stephanie's new blog on "On the Trail With Stephanie". There's a new one every week! Follow her and her mare Ruby as Stephanie tries to manage a family and her "horse problem" by visiting Stephanie is a longtime Horsecity Forum member and and a member of the American Competitive Trail Horse Association. We're sure you're going to love her!

Fifty Years of Teamwork

ACTHA ride host “team” Carole and Gary Wilder were high school sweethearts from the farm county in Iowa.  In September, they will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.  A monumental milestone filled with love and teamwork, which along the way has been blessed with a wonderful daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons.  


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