13 One-Hour Shows Allows America to Vote for Their Favorite Trail Horse
Dateline -- The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) announced today an agreement reached with HRTV® to air a new reality series -- "America’s Favorite Trail Horse." HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, will air the series beginning in mid-summer of 2011 and complete it with final votes in and awards made before year's end.
Karen VanGetson, co-founder of ACTHA stated, "We couldn’t be more thrilled. To have HRTV viewers everywhere enjoy these great unsung heroes is what it’s all about for us. As more and more see the fun we have on trail, more and more horses will get adopted from the rescue holding areas. We hope to give all horses back their rightful jobs and value…this is a great start!"
"This is a natural for us at HRTV, where our commitment to ‘horse sports’ is unparalleled," said Jim Bates, Executive Vice President and General Manager, for HRTV. "We have seen ACTHA’s explosive growth and when we learned about this opportunity we quickly pursued it. We hope we can use our platform to bring recognition and enjoyment of the Great American Trail Horse."
About the series…"America’s Favorite Trail Horse" will feature 100 finalists after more than 1,000 audition throughout the USA from April 9-23. At the auditions, horse and rider will be asked to complete four basic trail maneuvers and have the elective of a fifth element to freestyle any particular skill set of their horse as it relates to trail.
Conducted in Texas, the 100 finalists will be showing off for the cameras and waiting for America to vote. Over the 13 weeks, $100,000 will be awarded to America’s Favorite Trail Horses.
For further information, please go to www.actha.us for full details.
HRTV is a 24-hour, television-based multimedia network dedicated to horseracing which features racing action from the world’s greatest racetracks. HRTV also features other forms of equestrian competition, as well as original programming and award-winning documentaries covering a variety of racing and general equestrian topics. The live stream of HRTV is available on a subscription basis to high-speed Internet users worldwide at www.hrtvlive.com. The HRTV television network is presently available via cable, telco video and satellite in approximately 19 million U.S. homes through distribution partners including DISH Network (ch. 404), AT&T U-verse (ch.672), Verizon FiOS (ch.316) and a variety of cable outlets.
ACTHA thanks its many sponsors and thousands of members and affiliates for making this possible and for believing in ACTHA and the Cause. Our special thanks to Cavallo Horse and Rider for co-sponsoring the show with ACTHA.
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 options for horses in need.