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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

  • John Lyttle

    John Lyttle

    ECTRA is sad to share the news of the passing of John Lyttle on February 2, 2020. A Celebration of John’s life will be held at noon on February 8th in Berryville, VA.  Full information can be found can be found HERE. Read More »
  • Award Emails Have Been Sent!

    Award Emails Have Been Sent!

    If you’re a 2019 award winner you should have received an email with a listing of what award(s) you earned last year.  If you are not able to attend the awards banquet you will need to inform the awards committee who will pick up your award as mailing is not … Read More »
  • 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 »

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