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.
The overwhelming success of the first Great American Trail Horse Festival that took place in Mora, Missouri in November has propelled ACTHA into the planning and holding a number of Festivals throughout the U.S., allowing for riders in different regions of the country to attend.
While ACTHA will host the event they warmly welcome all breeds, disciplines and organizations as they celebrate the American Trail Horse and all things Trail Horse related. The Festival will include 3 competitive trail challenges and 3 arena obstacle challenges, both with exciting ribbons and prizes. The ever popular free clinics with renowned clinicians will also be available to the first 50 people who register for the event throughout the weekend. Clinicians will also be available for private lessons during the event, giving many an opportunity they would not otherwise have.
ACTHA President Robin Tilghman stated, “We are honored to host the Festival at Clemson University. The facility boasts 2 indoor arenas, 2 outdoor arena, over 300 stalls, room for RV camping and miles of beautiful trails located adjacent to the arenas on the Fant’s Grove Trails. For those not wishing to camp, there are a number of hotels located within 5 miles of the University.”
Sponsor packages are available as well as limited vendor space. For more information on becoming a sponsor or vendor at the Great American Trail Horse Festival please contact Stephanie Rivers at [email protected]
For general information and to register for the Great American Trail Horse Festival please visit www.actha.us/festival. Questions contact Natalie Revels at 877-992-2892 or by email at [email protected]