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.

Latest News

  • 2021 ECTRA Ride Season

    2021 ECTRA Ride Season

    Once again due to the pandemic the ECTRA Board will be limiting awards for 2021 to Volunteer and Rider/Horse mileage milestones. No versatility, rookies, junior, medallions, endurance or top ten awards.  The rides will be run as they were in 2020 for as long as COVID restrictions exist. ECTRA will … Read More »
  • 2021 ECTRA Additional Sanctioning Criteria

    2021 ECTRA Additional Sanctioning Criteria

    All Competitive Trail Rides to be held will be required to submit the following additional items in order to receive sanctioning from ECTRA in 2021. The criteria is designed to make sure the ride is legal and that the insurance for the ride will not be cancelled. We are also … Read More »
  • 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 »