Any horse can take part in an ACTHA event, and they do. Well over 100 breeds are represented as well as wonderful grade horses.
However, after doing a little research, we found there are over 300 different breeds of horses! “We don’t even have the alphabet covered yet!!” exclaimed Robin Tilghman Director of Marketing for ACTHA. “I mean the breeds start with Abtenauers, and we do have eight of them, but close behind are the Ardennes, Anglo-Kabarda and Anglo-Norman Horse, of which we haven’t a single one! Although we do have Akhal-Tekes, Albanian Horses and the Altai Horse covered.”
But the pressure is on. The Baise Horse, Balearic Horse and Balikun Horse cannot be found in the hallowed halls of ACTHA’s registry. Not to mention nary a single Pryor Mountain Mustang, Przewalski Horse or a single Purosangue Orientale.
But as her consolers tell Robin, we do have some Fells Hessians, Iberian Warmbloods, A McCurdy Plantation Horses or two and some Nakotas!
But she remains unconsolable….so much so she states, “Anyone riding a breed not already included in our registry, your first ride is on me!”
We hope Robin has deep pockets…there are about 100 breeds out of the 300 known breeds missing. Spread the word and help her out please.
The American Competitive Trail Horse Association is based near Austin Texas and is one of most popular purveyors of equine events in the world. The 76,000 member and subscriber base is responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions annually. Our 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. For more information contact [email protected].