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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.

Latest News

  • Rulebook Changes for 2020 Ride Year

    Rulebook Changes for 2020 Ride Year

    New Rulebook for 2020.  See changes below! Rulebook Changes for 2020 Ride Year • Section I. W. Specific Rules for Conditioning Distance Rides (CDR) and Drives (CDD) p.11. The rules for a CDR & CDD will essentially follow the rules of a standard Competitive Trail Ride (CTR). Scoring, trot out … Read More »
  • Board Announcement – Ride Season 2020

    Board Announcement – Ride Season 2020

    Dear ECTRA Members, The Board met last night and sadly, but with cause, decided to limit awards for 2020 to Volunteer, Horse and Rider Milestones ONLY. No versatility, rookies, junior, medallions, endurance or Top 10 awards. Mileage accumulated in 2020 (if 100 CTR miles are achieved) will count toward the … Read More »
  • June and July cancellations

    June and July cancellations

    As of May 4th the Brookfield CTR (scheduled for June 20 – 21) and the Horses across Maine Endurance Ride (July 4) have been cancelled. Read More »

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