Competitive Trail Challenge/Horse N Around Weekend

The Appaloosa Museum and Latah County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse hosted a “Horse N Around Weekend” at the Pony Club Grounds in Deary, Idaho, Aug 27-29. In addition to a poker/fun ride, dinner and silent auction, the groups also conducted a trail challenge sanctioned by the American Competitive Trail Horse Association. The ACTHA ride covers at least six miles and includes six judged obstacles. The “CTC” world is growing and it has some obvious attraction for various skill levels and all breeds.

The winner of the “Pleasure” division was ApHC member and Chief Joseph Trail Ride veteran George Ehmer of Milton-Freewater, Oregon. He rode P.S. No Joke (pictured here with George in casual attire). And, in what is surely more than just a coincidence for the Appaloosa breed, the winner of the Open division was ApHC member Talea Metivier, from Chewelah, Washington, riding Smart Little Cayenne.

Don’t forget, it’s never too late to support the Appaloosa Museum with a contribution. You should also consider buying a raffle ticket for this year’s horse prize, an Appaloosa colt sired by Secret Admirer. He has been donated by Rocky Top Appaloosas of New Salem, North Dakota. Visit for all the details. The drawing is October 4th.

And, I would suggest a click to the American Competitive Trail Horse Association site for information about their activities:

Categories: Trail/Distance


  1. Talea Metivier Said,

    August 31, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    I had a great time at your event this weekend! Thank you! I’m proud that an Appaloosa won both divisions!

  2. Jo Greer Said,

    September 4, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

    Please post some pics of the Trail Challenge. Can’t wait to see them!

  3. Noell Said,

    September 23, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

    Uh, did you guys forget all about the ANCER ride that was Sept. 12 in Ft. Carson, Colorado???

    How come no blog recognition for that?

  4. Merry Wicklund Said,

    September 24, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    All of us Distance Riders would love to see some posts here regarding (AERC)Endurance and (NATRC) Competitive Trail Rides. If you would be so kind as to let me know how to submit articles, ride stories, etc to this blog I would appreciate it.

  5. Penny Whitehead Said,

    September 24, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

    Great going Talea and George and am proud to say I know you both. What wonderful ambassadors, horse and rider all 4 of you are. And by the way, both have competed quite nicely at our Palouse Empire Appaloosa Horsea Club, Fist Full Of Silver Shows! Great going and wish I could have been there.

  6. Steve Said,

    September 26, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

    The best way to submit news and photos is via email to Thanks!

  7. Steve Said,

    September 26, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

    Didn’t forget. I honestly haven’t seen the official results although I’ve heard a couple of informal reports. Stay tuned.

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