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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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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!

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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

  • Competitive Trail Riding 101 Virtual Clinic

    Competitive Trail Riding 101 Virtual Clinic

    What is competitive trail riding? How do I condition my horse? And myself? What do I pack? What tack should I use? What about electrolytes and feed? All these questions and more will be answered during ECTRA’s Competitive Trail Riding 101 Virtual Clinic on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 7:00-9:00 … Read More »
  • Body Condition Score Rule

    Body Condition Score Rule

    The Board adopted a new rule involving Body Condition Score which began with the 2021 ride year. The intention is that this will be both an educational opportunity and will give the judges a basis of evaluation if presented with an equine that they are concerned is either very thin … Read More »
  • ECTRA Recommendations on EHV Prevention

    ECTRA Recommendations on EHV Prevention

    As there continue to be Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) outbreaks in the US, most recently in California, the Veterinary Committee and ECTRA Board feel there is still a need for enhanced preventative and bio-security measures at our rides. EHV is a highly infectious virus that can cause a mild respiratory … Read More »

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