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

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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

  • Pine Tree Endurance Cancelled!

    Pine Tree Endurance Cancelled!

    Sad to report The Pine Tree Endurance (Pioneer) Ride for 2020 is being cancelled. Maine’s 14 day quarantine and the limit of 50 people per gathering makes it impossible to hold the ride. Plus we would have to hold it without Art King and we can’t do that! Please join … Read More »
  • ECTRA Logo Contest

    ECTRA Logo Contest

    To all ECTRA members As you may know this is ECTRAs 50th Birthday year With all the cancelled rides we are sure you are looking for lots of ways to fill your time. Time to get those creative juices flowing and design a 50th anniversary logo for limited edition T … Read More »
  • ECTRA COVID-19 Additional Sanctioning Requirements

    ECTRA COVID-19 Additional Sanctioning Requirements

    All Ride Managers need to be aware of the additional sanctioning requirements that have been put in place by ECTRA.  These can be found HERE Read More »

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