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2018 Mileage Totals

You’ve all been waiting for them and here they are – Horse and Rider/Driver Mileage Totals for 2018:

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2018 Horse Mileage 0 194 downloads

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2018 Rider/Driver Mileage 0 214 downloads

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APRIL 1 RIDE CANCELLATIONS

Unfortunately, not a joke: VERDA Brown Bag (May 9th) and Bare Bones (May 10th) are both cancelled.

Update from OD:

BREAKING NEWS: SAVE THE DATE July 24th & 25th
No Frills has been TENTATIVELY APPROVED and rescheduled for July 24th and 25th (Depending on the COVID-19 Status)

We will observe the following precautions:

Entries will be paid in full (by PayPal or credit card) before arriving at the ride (to reduce the personal hand to hand contact)
NO GATHERING for MEETINGS or MEALS… Instead…
Ride Briefing will be handed out in written form
NO MEALS will be served (bring your own food)
No Awards Ceremony (Awards will be handed out by ride manager on a table)

Ft Valley is still ON for October 23rd and 24th (Pending the Covid-19 status)

OTHER Breaking NEWS: SADLY I MUST ANNOUNCE…
The Old Dominion June ride is CANCELLED!!!!! (VA is under strict Stay at Home orders until June 10th making it IMPOSSIBLE to host the BIG June ride June 12th and 13th.

OD Triple Crown: To Complete the OD Triple Crown, The Iron Horse Ride scheduled for September 18th & 19th will be the 3rd leg of the OD Triple Crown. So you must do: No Frills, IRON HORSE, and Ft. Valley.

Training Ride Mileage UPDATE!

PLEASE NOTE DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THE MINIMUM MILEAGE REQUIREMENT HAS DECREASED!

We are all disappointed that our rides are being cancelled because of COVID-19, but we also realize that many of you are still able to get out there and train, hoping for this thing to pass and the rides to be back on schedule. In the meantime we are offering a little something to keep us all motivated and riding – an online mileage program for training rides.

  1. All riders must be members of ECTRA and their horses must be registered as well.
  2. Anyone wishing to participate must register by email ahead of time by sending their ECTRA# and their horse(s)’s ECTRA numbers to Jim Theurer.
  3. Mileage will be recorded per horse if rider rides more than one horse.
  4. Rides must be done in a single day.
  5. Rides must be verified by GPS or other ride app that records distance and time.
  6. Ride records must be emailed to Jim Theurer.
  7. Rides can be from FIVE to 25 miles and must average 15 minute miles or better.
  8. Rides do not count for points or official mileage.
  9. We will total mileage separately for this program.
  10. This program will start April 1 and end when ECTRA determines it is no longer needed.

Again, this is just for fun but we will post total miles at the end of the program.

RIDE CANCELLATIONS/POSTPONEMENTS

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the following rides have been cancelled as of 3/28/2020 – Foxcatcher, Cheshire and NJ100+. The following rides are postponed until further notice: Spring Chesapeake and Old Dominion No Frills. The following ride may be cancelled but a decision will be made by the end of April: NY Adventure.

RIDE CANCELLATIONS!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the following rides have been cancelled as of 3/14/2020 – Rabbit Run, Bunny Hop, VERDA March Meltdown and Foxcatcher. If there are further cancellations we will let you know.

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.

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 an option.

Winter Get-A-Way

Coming up Feb 21 – 23 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Grantville. Hotel deadline extended to 1/27/2020!

Featured Speakers: Dr. Lynne M.A. Miller Johnson and Kathleen Crandall Ph.D from Kentucky Equine Research

For Information and Registration form click HERE!