Now in their 8th year of business, ACTHA opens the door wide for all fellow nonprofits in the equine industry. Free memberships await those who work full time or assist part time in and for a registered nonprofit equine concern.
“The process is pretty simple,” stated Andrew McNeill, who heads up customer support at ACTHA. “Any equine nonprofit may call 877-99-ACTHA or write [email protected] and I issue the appropriate memberships. A full annual membership for full timers and a 30 day complimentary membership for part timers. The head of the nonprofit need only call and submit their list. What better way to usher in the commencement of ACTHA’s eighth year of serving the equine of America?” The offer is good for the next 60 days or the first 50 nonprofits that contact ACTHA, whichever happens first.
ACTHA has begun 2015 with an unprecedented 500 events already booked for the year in just the first month of the year. If this rate continues over 100,000 rider entries will happen in 2015. That represents a lot of new horse JOBS, and that is what empties the rescues for good. “Am I busy? Oh yeah… but I wouldn’t have it any other way,” concluded McNeill.
ACTHA welcomes all horses whether of breed or grade. None is more special than the rescue, whatever their life story may be. Over 1,400 of the over 28,000 ACTHA registered equines in ACTHA are certified as coming from the rescue environs. More amazing is that more than 400 have gone on to win very prestigious performance awards. One such award was originated and inspired by ACTHA sponsor Mountain Horse USA. Called the Diamond In The Rough medal. This performance medal earns the horse and it’s rider a wonderful medal and an amazingly beautiful top of the line Mountain Horse jacket (msrp. over $150). Cavallo Horse and Rider has continued the effort for the past year and thanks to both companies ACTHA has enough monogrammed inventory for years to come.
Sponsor inquiries warmly welcomed at [email protected] or call 877-99-ACTHA, a 501(c)(3) not for profit company. Companies are encouraged to create your own medal award that showcases your wonderful products.
- 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.