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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

  • Rock N Roll ride cancelled

    Rock N Roll ride cancelled

    Ride management has decided to cancel the ride due to the amount of rain expected in the next week.  They will be trying to find a new date for the ride later this year so stay tuned for further updates. Read More »
  • Maine Memorial Day CTR cancelled

    Maine Memorial Day CTR cancelled

    We’re sorry to share the news that the Maine ride has been cancelled due to an excessive amount of rain.  The ride may be rescheduled for later in the year if possible. Read More »
  • Buck Shrader

    Buck Shrader

    Buck Shrader passed away April 26, 2019. He was an lifetime and honorary member of ECTRA who timed over 8000 miles of rides and was an ECTRA Volunteer of the Year. With his wife Donna, he helped run many rides starting in 1979 until his retirement (from ECTRA) at the … Read More »

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