Few things in life can rejuvenate the soul like a leisurely horseback ride on your American Paint Horse.
Recreational riding and driving provide time to reflect on the day’s activities and plan for tomorrow. It allows you to relax your mind and body and escape from the hassles of day-to-day life. Riding can provide quality time with family and friends, or private time for yourself. It helps develop personal character and promotes physical fitness.
Spending time in the saddle? Whatever the motivation, if you enjoy riding or driving your American Paint Horse for recreation, the APHA Ride America® Saddle Log Program is for you.
By enrolling in Ride America, you can strengthen your body and mind while exploring the great outdoors with your favorite Paint Horse—all while earning rewards for the time you spend riding and driving.
Ride for personal achievement. When you enroll in Ride America, you receive an official time log and Ride America patch. Simply record each hour you spend riding or driving your Regular Registry or Solid Paint-Bred Horse and send your log to APHA. As you move up through the 14 achievement levels—from 100 to 10,000 hours—APHA records your accomplishments and you earn patches, awards, certificates of achievement, and discounts on Ride America awards including clothing, tack and trail riding accessories. In addition, each hour award you and your Paint Horse achieve is permanently recorded on your horse’s official lifetime performance record.
Beginning in 2014, APHA partnered with the American Competitive Trail Horse Association in an effort to make finding organized trail rides nearby easier. As a result of the partnership, APHA Ride America participants will have easy access to more ride locations, and will earn double Ride America hours at all ACTHA rides as well as all APHA Regional Club rides.
To learn more about ACTHA, visit their website at https//www.actha.us.
Ride America ‘Saddle Star’ award
This award is bestowed on the rider in each zone who logs the most hours annually (January 1 through December 31), and whose logs are posted by January 10 of the following year. Each zone winner will receive a special gift honoring their achievement, a certificate and listing in an APHA publication.
All you have to do is enjoy the ride and record your progress—we’ll reward your achievements. So get out there and saddle up! It’s time to Ride America!
Join Ride America, for all the reasons you ride.
For more information on Ride America, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (817) 222-6439.
(Text copied from www.apha.com)