Meet the Top Ten Open & Pleasure Champions

13-72For the first time in ACTHA’s history, we have the opportunity to give a full showcase of our nation’s top ranking horse and rider teams by featuring each of them in our monthly publication; The ACTHA Monthly.  We are so proud to be able to do that!  The July issue features a full ten pages of photos dedicated to each of the top ten Open and Pleasure winners, with commentary from several of those riders.  It is very exciting for us to be able to feature them this way, allowing the public an opportunity to ‘meet’ these wonderful teams who have worked so hard to achieve so much over the year long ride season.  Take a moment to visit the publication and meet some of our nation’s top achievers.  Click to Open the July Issue > 

Even before the July issue of the ACTHA Monthly was launched, we had begun gathering photos and bios from our nation’s top ten Junior Riders who will be featured in the August issue.  Be sure and watch for it and join us in congratulating the next generation of stewards of the horse, those whom we will be relying upon for keeping the noble trail horse safe and cared for in the future!


In the photo above: Kathie Norman and Dulce of Texas, ACTHA’s #1 Open National Champions, and Dr. Susan Wingo and Cat, ACTHA’s #1 Pleasure Champions, also of Texas.

The ACTHA Monthly is published each month featuring stories about Ride Hosts, horse and rider teams, their achievements, and many contributed articles from some of the greatest sources of equine information and training including; Pat and Linda Parelli, Barbra Schulte, Joe Camp, Lisa Wysocky, Jeff Wilson Cowboy Dressage and our newest contributors, Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH).  Click here to choose from current or archived issues of the ACTHA Monthly >>

FREE SEMINAR: Understanding Your Riding Fears






 Comments from Participants of the Letting Go” Workshop:

Barbra Schulte is a Professional Cutting Horse Trainer, Personal Performance Coach, Author, Clinician, and Equine Consultant.
Barbra Schulte is a Professional Cutting Horse Trainer, Personal Performance Coach, Author, Clinician, and Equine Consultant.

“It is impossible for me to express in words what this group has meant to me. The lecture and content was astounding . But the power it instilled in all the participants is awesome. We came together and shared our deepest fears and worked together with Barbara’s leadership to conquer them. And we did conquer them! I can only hope and pray that the next group has this magic. I believe they will. This is great stuff and everyone should be exposed to it at some point in their life.”

My horse and I have traveled a long road that resulted in my family and friends becoming more frustrated than me. I thought this course would help me deal with them better. It did but it also gave me the inspiration, encouragement and support that I needed in both my personal life and my horse life. I have a whole new support group, new friends, and a place to share experiences. Thank you, Barbra.”

Truly, I believe this is a life altering workshop! Grateful! Thank you Barbra!”

Links for the Free Seminar, Free Video Series and Workshop Registration:

1. FREE Online Seminar and Q&A on the topic of Understanding Your Riding Fears

2. There’s tons of free training on the video page and workshop registration detail: Free Videos and Online Workshop

Welcome True Value as ACTHA Partner

For Immediate Release


In the seven years since its inception ACTHA’s list of outstanding sponsors and partners continues to grow at record pace. ACTHA is pleased to welcome their newest national sponsor TRUE VALUE. TRUE VALUE joins additional new sponsors HORSE TACK Co., CIRCLE Y SADDLES, and REINSMAN in supporting ACTHA’s mission. ACTHA’s list of long time sponsors is quite extensive and variable including Cavallo Horse and Rider, USRider, Cashel, Platinum Performance,, Tucker Trail Saddles, Molly’s Custom Silver, and Barbra Schulte just to name a few.

ACTHA’s Director of New Business Development, Craig Dodson, couldn’t be more pleased with the growing increase in sponsors and partners stating “ACTHA’s mission of charity combined with commerce is a win-win situation for all involved”. ACTHA members save an automatic 15% on orders from VIRTUALLY all their sponsors, and in the unique program ACTHA bucks, ACTHA members save 25% on orders when using their ACTHA bucks. EVEN MAJOR ITEMS LIKE SADDLES OFTEN QUALIFY FOR ACTHA BUCKS DISCOUNTS.

To SEE ACTHA partner’s click here and see how you can benefit or call 877-99-ACTHA.
ACTHA’s Mission

• 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 and employment options for horses in need.