ACTHA Partners with Horses for Heroes

July 27th, 2012 1:10 PM | No Comments

Press Release

NM CowboyUp! to host a Nationwide Charity Trail Challenge to benefit wounded service men and women

The American Competitive Trail Horse Association is proud to partner with Horses For Heroes- New Mexico, Cowboy Up! INC  to host a nationwide Trail Challenge called Ride to Remember, on November 10th & 11th 2012. ACTHA riders all across the nation will hit the trails to pay tribute and remember our nation’s service men and women.

Every ACTHA Trail Challenge held over the Veteran’s Day weekend, will assist in raising much needed funds for Horses For Heroes- New Mexico, Cowboy Up! INC. ACTHA Ride Hosts across the nation will also have the ability to donate a portion of those funds raised to their local nonprofit organizations that support our wounded warriors.

Horses For Heroes – New Mexico, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Cowboy Up! is a unique horsemanship, wellness and skill-set restructuring program based in Santa Fe, NM free to Veterans and active military who have sustained physical injuries or combat trauma (PTSD) during their time serving our country. From day one Veterans are hands on with horses, beginning with groundwork and progressing to riding, as well as participating in other aspects of ranch life, including working cattle and more importantly experiencing the camaraderie with cowboys who are Veterans themselves.

ACTHA’s Co-Founder Karen VanGetson is proud to host this event,” Coming from a military family (Semper Fi!) and having used the benefits of horses and riding for my own child suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), it is beyond words that I can express, how excited I am to get to impact the lives of our soldiers suffering from war. The funds that will be donated to Horses for Heroes NM, Inc. will go directly to operating costs, meaning they will directly impact the lives of soldiers to help them heal on horseback”.

For more information on ACTHA’s Ride to Remember or for sponsorship opportunities with the American Competitive Trail Horse Association, please contact Tammy Sronce at or call 940-859-6512.

About ACTHA: Six Miles. Six Natural Obstacles. Six Judges. ACTHA’s Mission is to provide an enjoyable venue showcasing the wonderful attributes of the great American trail horse, granting them the recognition they so richly deserve. ACTHA competitions are held all over the United States and Canada. For more info about ACTHA visit

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