The ACTHA becomes a USEF Alliance Partner

The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) is joining the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) as an alliance partner.

Alliance partners are those formerly classified as USEF national, state/regional, educational, and associated youth affiliate associations.

ACTHA's mission is to create:

  • An enjoyable venue showcasing the wonderful attributes of the great American trail horse and granting them the recognition they so richly deserve.
  • A registry open to all breeds and a point designation system that will stay with each horse for its lifetime, thereby adding to their value and distinction.
  • Enable humane treatment and employment options for horses in need

ACTHA founder Carrie Scrima states she is pleased the organization is joining the USEF family.

"It is well known that the USEF works to connect with equestrians and other members nationwide, while providing leadership, vision and guidance," she said. "In my past work with hunters and jumpers, I have been well served by the USEF. Like the USEF, ACTHA works to promote the safety and welfare of horses and riders and is open to all breeds and all disciplines. I look forward to working with the USEF as an alliance partner as we work towards completing our joint missions."

ACTHA will have sanctioned and held almost 1,000 trail-related events in its current calendar year and has more than 25,000 horses in its registry. Additionally, the organization contributes to charity every time an ACTHA event is held. For more information see


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