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The Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Association (ECTRA) was founded in 1970 and is a non-profit organization vitally interested in encouraging the growth and understanding of distance riding and driving. Our goal is achieved through rider education and sanctioning standardized, veterinarian judged competitions throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.

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    Unfortunately, not a joke: VERDA Brown Bag (May 9th) and Bare Bones (May 10th) are both cancelled. Update from OD: BREAKING NEWS: SAVE THE DATE July 24th & 25th No Frills has been TENTATIVELY APPROVED and rescheduled for July 24th and 25th (Depending on the COVID-19 Status) We will observe … Read More »
  • Training Ride Mileage UPDATE!

    Training Ride Mileage UPDATE!

    PLEASE NOTE DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THE MINIMUM MILEAGE REQUIREMENT HAS DECREASED! We are all disappointed that our rides are being cancelled because of COVID-19, but we also realize that many of you are still able to get out there and train, hoping for this thing to pass and the … Read More »


    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the following rides have been cancelled as of 3/28/2020 – Foxcatcher, Cheshire and NJ100+. The following rides are postponed until further notice: Spring Chesapeake and Old Dominion No Frills. The following ride may be cancelled but a decision will be made by the end of … Read More »

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