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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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.

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    Please note that the 50th anniversary shirts are sold out in Medium! Read More »
  • Board of Directors Elections

    Board of Directors Elections

    Slate of officers and board members for 2021:   Officers: President: Rebecca Wachtel VP: Joan Hilz Secretary: Susie Benson Treasurer: Megan Thompson Board: Dr. Martha Demson Jim Theurer Jenny Kimberly Carolyn Blocker Diana Murphy Additional candidates may be nominated by the membership at large, each candidate having been endorsed in … 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 »