Mountain Horse® Adopts ACTHA’s Most Coveted Medal Award

Austin, Texas (April 9, 2013) 

We are proud to announce that Mountain Horse® will be the “Official Jacket of the American Competitive Trail Horse Association” for the 2013/2014 competitive season. The partnership combines the passion of thousands upon thousands of ACTHA members nationally with Mountain Horse’s expertise in designing and bringing innovative, technical riding apparel and footwear to equestrians worldwide. Ann Kinsey, Head of Operations for ACTHA, states “We are blown away by Mountain Horse’s generosity in helping us with our cause. Their products are quite simply the most elite I’ve ever seen, yet so practical, and oozing with pure quality!”

This year, Mountain Horse® has selected to sponsor the Diamond in the Rough Award. This award goes to horses coming from a rescue category that compete in ACTHA events, a cause very close to Mountain Horse’s heart. “It is an honor to work with and support a group that is so in-touch with the needs of equines everywhere and strives to meet those needs,” states Sharon Gladski, Mountain Horse USA Brand Manager.

Kinsey further states, “It’s the award most dear to me out of the seven accomplishments an ACTHA registered horse and rider team can attain. It goes to the very core of our hopes to create and encourage full equine employment for able-bodied horses. It’s a grand undertaking and every sponsor, member, ride host and thousands upon thousands of volunteers help make this goal very attainable.   We thank sponsors like Mountain Horse® for supporting our cause. Full equine employment has a ripple effect throughout the entire industry!”

Mountain Horse® has also been extremely generous – over $10,000 of their stunning jackets will be given to Diamond in the Rough winners starting immediately, and if that weren’t enough, they are making their sponsor donation retroactive – so even past winners will receive their ever-so-distinctive jacket!

“I can guarantee you one thing,” states Tom Scrima of ACTHA, “there are going to be some very proud rescue horses carrying their owners wearing these lovely jackets! Our hope, of course, is that more rescue horses will find their way to the fun that only a unique ACTHA ride can give. Mountain Horse’s bold and generous gesture will certainly grab our members’ attention!”

About Mountain Horse®: Mountain Horse® is a Swedish company that exclusively designs and manufactures high-quality equestrian wear. For over 25 years, Mountain Horse® designers have focused on engineering superior apparel and footwear and bringing their products to riders around the globe. To learn more about Mountain Horse® visit

About ACTHA: Six Miles. Six Natural Obstacles. Six Judges. ACTHA’s Mission is to provide an enjoyable venue showcasing the wonderful attributes of the great American trail horse, granting them the recognition they so richly deserve. Now in their 5th year, over 1,000 ACTHA competitions have been held all over the United States and Canada. For more info about ACTHA visit
To create an enjoyable venue showcasing the wonderful attributes of the great American trail horse and granting them the recognition they so richly deserve.

To create a registry open to all breeds and a point designation system which will stay with each horse for its lifetime, thereby adding to their value and distinction.
To create and enable humane treatment options and employment for horses in need.

For More Information Contact:
Laurie Harris
877-99-ACTHA (22842)

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