Meg Sleeper – 2017 AGM Weekend Clinician

This year’s clinician at the 2017 AGM weekend is Dr. Meg Sleeper, DVM. With over 12,000 AERC miles, and having ridden in 76 AERC 100-mile rides (with 66 completions), 50-year-old Meg Sleeper of Frenchtown, New Jersey, is not only a seasoned endurance rider, but also a top class international competitor. Meg competed in her first…

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Ride Statistics Revamped

OCTRA statistics have been revamped. There are  two new pages: Historical Ride Summary, a comparison of  number of rides, starters and completions year by year. Discipline Summary, a comparison of number of rides, entries etc. for each discipline. The window onto all OCTRA statistics is a page under the Rides tab in the main menu…

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Distance Awards – KMs or Miles?

Rule Book 11.2.3 c) “Grandfather” Clause” – Riders with over 800km (500 miles) as of January 2016 may opt for awards being presented in miles instead of kilometers. (Rev. 02/16) NOTE: Awards are presented in kilometers by default. You must notify us within the next few days if you wish to have you or your…

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2018 Membership Stickers

I have 2018 stickers now for the membership cards. “So what?” you may ask. I answer that it means I can now process 2018 membership renewals! 🙂 A few have already send info and money in and I have not forgotten you 😉 I will process them in the next couple weeks. If I feel…

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2018 OCTRA TENTATIVE Ride Dates

The following dates have not been sanctioned. They are provided below to help you plan your ride season and vacation requests. April 28 and 29 – Aprilfest at Dufferin (Sue Downing) May 19 and 20 – Anniversary Ride date under review (BoD) June 16 and 17 – Summer Solstice at Dufferin ( Sue Downing) June…

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Attention all 2018 Ride Managers

Please plan now to attend the important Ride Managers’ Meeting on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Coburg, Ontario at our AGM. Please invite members of your ride management team as well (secretary, timer, trail master). Agenda: Sharing of best practices, Mentoring opportunities, Response to members, concerns/complaints, Rule application, review of…

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Results Updated for 2017 Summer Solstice 34km/21m SSG

Due to a cut and paste error, results originally posted on June 29 were in error. Thanks go out to the riders who noted the discrepencies between their ride cards and the posted results. Ride management reviewed the results, found the error and submitted corrected results this past weekend. 2017-06-17 Summer Solstice Rides Set Speed…

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2017 Lopin’ Larose Results

UPDATE 2 Nov 1: The SSP ride has been updated to reflect the 42k/26m amended distance and the corrected results are now posted. UPDATE Oct 31: The 40k/25m SSP result has been pulled pending correction of a transcription error in two riders’ times. Stay tuned! The 2017 Lopin’ Larose results, the final event of the…

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2017 Oktoberfest Results

The 2017 Oktoberfest results are now posted: 2017-09-30 Oktoberfest Ride n Tie 10 Km (6 Miles) 2017-09-30 Oktoberfest Set Speed Graded B 11 Km (7 Miles) 2017-09-30 Oktoberfest Mileage Ride 21 Km (13 Miles) 2017-09-30 Oktoberfest Ride n Tie 21 Km (13 Miles) 2017-10-01 Oktoberfest Set Speed Graded B 10 Km (6 Miles) 2017-10-01 Oktoberfest…

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All Breed Awards are opt-in! It’s up to you!

Members are reminded that it is the owner’s or rider’s responsibility to request that a horse be included in the pertinent Breed Award category. OCTRA Rule Book 10.2.1 b) To be eligible for breed awards, a copy of the horses’ registration papers, or Standardbred Canada, TrackIT or USTA Pathway printout, must be submitted by the…

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