Horse Trails of America Joins American Horse Council, Featured on April 2 Horses in the Morning Podcast

Horse Trails of America ( is now a full member of The American Horse Council. HTA Director Heidi Melocco represents the association with a seat on the AHC Recreation, Trails & Land Use Committee.

To talk more about trail riders’ access to trails across the country, Melocco spoke with AHC President Julie Broadway for a recording of the AHC’s monthly podcast. Listen to the new audio, hosted by Horses in the Morning starting April 2, 2024 at or look for Horses in the Morning on any app you use to listen to podcasts.

Broadway says “The AHC Recreation, Trails & Land Use Committee is essential and pivotal to the work of AHC and the 2M horse owners in the US (50% of which are recreational riders)! AHC advocates for outdoor recreation legislation and regulations that will help sustain horse owner’s abilities to ride trails, and enjoy the peace, scenery and serenity of the great outdoors. We know from our partnerships with NPS, USFS & BLM that millions of horseback riders are out on the trails each year, and tens of thousands of visitors participate in pack use. We are excited to welcome Horse Trails of America to the AHC family.”

About HTA:
Horse Trails of America is your starting point for any type of trail riding and traveling with horses. The association publishes a monthly trail-focused magazine and offers travel and shopping discounts. See all the benefits here: Join now:

HTA Free Access: Anyone can get to the HTA interactive map and the state travel directories for free. Login with a Free Access membership to gain access to the map and travel information as well as to comment in the forums. At the free level, you’ll also get our monthly newsletter.

 HTA Trail & Travel: Get a free trial membership for six months. You don’t need a coupon code—the offer applies automatically. Read The Trail Journal Magazine monthly. Purchase US Rider roadside assistance at a discount. The Certified Horsemanship Association offers 10 percent off their Trail Manual. Access “Tickets at Work” for discount entertainment tickets, hotel discounts, and more. Save on John Deere equipment, Big Ass Fans, Sherwin Williams Paint, and Farmer’s Insurance. Plus, get to the HTA map and forums.

HTA Comprehensive Membership: With the top level of membership, you can add excess liability insurance for you or your whole family. You can also access Julie Goodnight and Van Hargis’ online training libraries. This is the level where you’ll get discounts to our HTA Partner campgrounds and layover locations. Receive travel discounts, the magazine, product discounts, and offerings from the other levels. If you ride and travel often, this membership level has all you need and saves you money on the road.

Visit for membership information, the interactive map, and travel discounts and information for travel to all USA states (and many Canadian sites, too). Contact the director for sponsorship, advertising, and industry-partner opportunities:


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