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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

  • Future BOD Meetings

    Future BOD Meetings

    The next two BOD meetings will be held via Skype on June 4th and September 9th at 7pm.  As a reminder, all ECTRA BOD Meetings are open to any members that wish to attend, even those conducted via Skype. There are a limited number of slots that can be used … Read More »
  • 2019 Ride List

    2019 Ride List

    Updated as of 4/16/19!   Read More »
  • Rulebook Changes for 2019 Ride Year

    Rulebook Changes for 2019 Ride Year

    New Rulebook for 2019. See changes below. View online version of ECTRA Rulebook 2019 (searchable) Rulebook Changes for 2019 Ride Year Section I under second paragraph, “Spirit of the Rules,” item 1. was changed to read, “All members are strongly encouraged to assist other riders/horses in need of help wherever … Read More »

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