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!

New to ECTRA?

If you are interested in learning more about what is involved in getting a distance horse ready to compete, contact any member!


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

  • Upcoming ECTRA Meetings

    Upcoming ECTRA Meetings

    Board of Directors meeting via Zoom – Jan 19, 2021 – 7 p.m. Board of Directors meeting via Zoom – Feb. 16, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP meeting via Zoom – Feb 20, 2021- 4 p.m. For information on joining the meetings contact Rebecca Wachtel Read More »
  • Outside Mileage Form

    Outside Mileage Form

    Anyone who is submitting outside mileage is encouraged to use the online form available HERE.  You may also download the form on the Rider/Driver Form page and submitting in by mail if you prefer.  Click HERE to be taken to the download page. Read More »


    Please note that the 50th anniversary shirts are sold out in Medium! Read More »