The Truth about Trail Riding

by Janine Wilder

There is nothing that I enjoy more than trail riding. In fact, that is all Jim, my husband, and I do. Our life is literally trail riding and traveling the country with our horses. "Seeing the country from the back of my horse" is more than just a statement of fact, it is our "way of life". As we all know trail riding has become one of the fastest growing past times for the equestrian. What better way to enjoy life, this great country, and your favorite equine friend than on the trail of your choice.

ACTHA Forms Liaison With Equestrian Medical Safety Association

ACTHA’s President Robin Tilghman, and current president of the Equestrian Medical Safety Association Dr. Debbie Stanitski have announced they have joined forces in creating a liaison for the promotion of rider helmets, accident prevention, risk reduction and safety on the trail.

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Ride Hosts Near And Far Gather At Milano

Following previous gatherings ACTHA conducted yet another weekend workshop at noted Morning Star Ranch in Milano Texas. Ride hosts from near and far gathered at this popular ride venue to learn the latest and greatest improvements to the ACTHA formats.

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Life Without ACTHA, I Don’t Think So

By Jennifer Wenzel

Noted American author Henry David Thoreau wrote “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours”.  And how successful and unexpected would Jody Childs’ life become, after she attended her first ACTHA ride in April 2010.

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“Please Make My Check Out To My Husband”

By Jennifer Wenzel
 
“Please make my check out to my husband.” How many of us would love to repay our husband, our wife, our significant other, our parents or our friends for their undying love and support for our own personal journey.  A journey that not only encompasses many years of hard work and sacrifice, but many hours spent on the road to fulfill that dream.

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ACTHA Commences 8th Year

Fellow Non Profits Get Free Ride
 
Now in their 8th year of business, ACTHA opens the door wide for all fellow nonprofits in the equine industry. Free memberships await those who work full time or assist part time in and for a registered nonprofit equine concern. 

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Lights, Camera, Action!

In Four, Three, Two...... Lights! Camera! Action! How often when you get ready to ride does your life seem like a scene from a movie? Was it an action adventure, a serious drama, a cartoon or more of a tear jerker? And, were you the star, a guest star, a scene stealer or crew member behind the scenes. When you stop and think about it much of our lives are like a movie and depending on where you were in the above list, it may be inspiring or depressing. It all depends on the way it's directed, edited, presented and performed.

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ACTHA Goes Non Profit

To bring in the New Year the American Competitive Trail Horse Association, ACTHA, a Texas Limited Liability Company, has announced that it has filed for non-profit status.

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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.

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Virginia Horse Council and ACTHA Announce New Joint Initiative

The Virginia Horse Council and the American Competitive Trail Horse Association have announced a new joint initiative to promote trail riding and all horses in Virginia. In the first of what is hoped to be many partnerships, ACTHA has partnered with the Virginia Horse Council to help encourage all Virginia horsemen and horsewomen to join and be active in their respective horse organizations. 

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