Thursday, June 3, 2010

Calling All Riders!


ACTHA to Donate All ProceedS from the Event to Horse Rescue Charities Nationwide

The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) is calling all riders in the Las Vegas area to grab their saddles on Sunday, June 13 and join the first-ever Guinness World Records attempt for the Largest Trail Riding Competition at SANDY VALLEY RANCH in Sandy Valley, NV (45 minutes south of Las Vegas) This local competition is one of 61 nationwide trail rides organized by ACHTA in a historic effort to bring thousands of horse enthusiasts together to raise more than $100,000 for horse rescue programs nationwide.

ACTHA has partnered with local organizers in the 48 states participating in the official Guinness World Records attempt, during which riders will compete on six-mile trails comprised of safe, fun and natural trail obstacles observed by professional judges. The local competition at Sandy Valley Ranch is open for anyone who wishes to partake in the record-breaking achievement to help raise much needed funds for national horse rescue charities.

"What makes this record attempt so significant to us is not just the Guinness World Records achievement in itself, but also the fact that thousands of volunteers will come together in one day to raise thousands of dollars for horse rescue programs across the nation,” explains,

Tom Scrima, general manager of ACTHA and organizer of the record attempt.

The simultaneous record attempt will culminate in a certificate presentation by an official Guinness World Records representative to ACTHA’s founders, during Clinton Anderson’s Walk About Tour at the renowned South Point Equestrian and Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. Thousands of riders are expected in the national competition, which will crown more than a hundred winners from three divisions. Participants will also be eligible to win over $1,200 in prizes at each location generously donated by ACTHA’s sponsors.

Riders in Las Vegas and beyond interested in participating in this first-ever Guinness World Records attempt for the Largest Trail Riding Competition can sign- up at

ACTHA’s Mission:

· To provide an enjoyable venue showcasing the wonderful attributes of the great American trail horse, granting them the recognition they so richly deserve.

· To maintain 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 enable the humane treatment of horses in need.

ACTHA's current sponsors and recognizing breed associations include:

The Horse Show with Rick Lamb RFDTV, American Paint Horse Association, Arabian Horse Association, Best of America by Horseback, Cavallo, Horse and Rider, Clinton Anderson / Down Under Horsemanship, Daily 72,, eZall, Equine VIP, Equus Online University, HORSE COLIC RELIEF, Horse,, Horsemanship, HSUS, Life Data Labs (Farrier's Formula), Midwest Horse Digest, Molly's Custom Silver, Monty Roberts, Morgan Horse Association, Muddy Creek Rain Geer, Mustang Heritage Foundation, ROBART PINCHLESS BITS, Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association, The Missouri Fox Trotter Association, The National Walking Horse Association, Today’s Horse Trader, Total Health Enhancement, Trail Blazer Magazine, Trail Town USA, Troxel, Tucker Saddles, US Horse Biz, Vetericyn.

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