Dear ECTRA Members,
The Board met last night and sadly, but with cause, decided to limit awards for 2020 to Volunteer, Horse and Rider Milestones ONLY. No versatility, rookies, junior, medallions, endurance or Top 10 awards. Mileage accumulated in 2020 (if 100 CTR miles are achieved) will count toward the Decade Team award. We felt due to the COVID-19 situation there will not be enough rides (if any) held this year to allow for fair competition among members.
We also have made the decision to cancel the Getaway which was to be held in February 2021. Without awards, the banquet would not be necessary and financial concerns to hire speakers and hotel costs prompted this decision. We will utilize some of the funds normally spent on the Getaway to ship any milestone awards that might be earned. The Board will meet in person and will hold the annual Member meeting via a platform such as Zoom. Once we make the arrangements for the Board’s meeting place, members will be invited to attend in person although there will be no scheduled activities other than meetings. More details will be provided later this year.
Please stay well. Revel in the simple joy of riding your horse for pleasure and treasure it.