Shannon Schraufnagel is the Founder
& CEO of HTCAA | Horse Trails & Camping Across America, and the
Editor-in-Chief of The Trail Journal. She grew up in Wisconsin, riding
and showing American Quarter Horses in 4-H, Open Shows, as well as Breed
Shows. When she started trail riding and camping with a friend at the
age of 17 she realized she was able to enjoy her horse without all the
stress of showing – and fell in love with it! in 2012 she created a
Facebook group for trail riders just "for fun", which has now overtaken
the trail riding world! She loves her HTCAA Members, her husband, and
all her critters. She enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and of
course trail riding in God's creation.
favorite trail is the Missouri Ozarks in the Spring, the South Dakota
Black Hills and the Wyoming Big Horn Mountains in Summer, Tennessee's
Smoky Mountains in the Fall, the Rocky Mountains during hunting season
and anywhere down South or to the South West in the Winter!
HTCAA is the #1 Trail Riding Resource in America
as well as the Largest Trail Riding Community in the Country! HTCAA is
now a National Organization that brings trail riders and business owners
together across the country. With over 80,000+ Facebook Members
(67,000+ Active Members per month), and hundreds of trail photos shared
each week, HTCAA has become the one-stop-shop for all things Trail
HTCAA also has "The Trail Journal" which is American's only Trail
Riding Magazine, which publishes new issues every month online! It is
purely member-driven so you won't find any paid content or the same ol'
stories shared elsewhere. Each month it has new content with some of the
best photos you'll find from the trail riding world! HTCAA is where new trails are discovered, old trails are shared, friends are made and the campfire is always ablaze!
Her Schedule at Expo:
Friday DNR Building -Noon to 1:00pm
How to Plan the Best Trail Ride - Shannon
Schraufnagel, CEO of HTCAA | Horse Trails & Camping Across America,
will be discussing the 7 most important things to do to plan the best
trail ride and camping trip, near and far!
1. Vet Records & Health Papers
2. Trailer Safety
3. Finding Layovers for Long Trips or Emergencies
4. Finding the Ideal Campground/ Trail for YOU
5. Health & Safety on the Trails & in Camp
6. Trail Etiquette
7. The Top 5 Trails to Ride in America!
*Whether you're new to trail riding or a seasoned trail rider, there's something for everyone in this presentation!
Saturday DNR Building - 2:00 to 3:00pm
How Facebook Changed Trail Riding- Shannon Schraufnagel, CEO of HTCAA | Horse Trails & Camping
Across America, will share how creating a Facebook group for trail
riders changed how trail riders live their lives all across America! She
will share personal insights on how you can build your horse community
or equine business with Facebook groups and pages, as well as build your
branding. This will be a fun presentation for all - even those new to
the world of social media, the horse world, and the business world!
Sunday, DNR Building -11:00 to Noon
International Horseback Adventures
- An inside look into what it's like to travel to a foreign country and
ride horses for 8 days! Shannon Schraufnagel, CEO of HTCAA | Horse
Trails & Camping Across America, will share her amazing experience
of riding horses with a group of HTCAA Members through the land of
Israel with Sirin Riders. She will share the do's and don't's of international travel to a horseback adventure of a lifetime!