Besides the intangible awards such as the friendships, the beautiful trails, breathtaking views the sweet smell of a pine or spruce woods, etc., ACTRA offers an extensive awards program. This is in addition to the awards presented at each sanctioned ride by ride management.
High point year end awards are given for CTR - conditioning, horsemanship, and trail horse both Junior and Senior. Breeds are recognized by some of our breed associations such as Appaloosa, Arab, Quarter Horse, and Morgan. In the JP division, awards are presented for Trail Horse and Horsemanship for both Junior and Senior.
Any person may ride in an ACTRA ride, but only ACTRA members are eligible for year end awards. Miles will be accumulated for horses which are registered with ACTRA and for riders who are members of ACTRA.
ACTRA recognizes the efforts of both horse and rider and presents accumulated mileage awards. Junior riders are given their first award for 100 miles,250 miles is the first senior award. Further awards are given for 500, 750, 1000, etc. miles. ACTRA membership provides the rider with this privilege. Horses are honored for their efforts on the same scale as for riders. Horses must be registered with ACTRA for a one time fee of $25.00.
Members are provided with an informative newsletter five times a year, which includes a calendar of events, entry forms for rides, clinic information, results of rides, articles on distance riding, etc.
To apply for Atlantic Canada Trail Riding Association membership contact:
266 Maloney Rd.
Admiral Rock, NS