Welcome to the Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Association Website!

Check our calendar for information on upcoming rides. Please contact us with any questions regarding Competitive Trail Riding!

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If you are interested in learning more about what is involved in getting a distance horse ready to compete, contact any member!


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

  • 2019 Mileage Totals Now Available!

    2019 Mileage Totals Now Available!

    For full mileage calculations as of the end of the 2019 season click HERE! Read More »
  • Winter Get-A-Way

    Winter Get-A-Way

    Coming up Feb 21 – 23 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Grantville. Featured Speakers: Dr. Lynne M.A. Miller Johnson and Kathleen Crandall Ph.D from Kentucky Equine Research For Information and Registration form click HERE! Read More »
  • BOD Skype Meetng

    BOD Skype Meetng

    Upcoming Meeting- January 13th, 2020 at 7pm via Skype. Members are encouraged and welcome to join. Contact Rebecca Wachtel for more information. Read More »

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