Primer on OCTRA Horse Numbers

Why does OCTRA have horse numbers? Every horse with an OCTRA Horse Number has its OCTRA competition record maintained in the OCTRA database. Horses without a Horse Number do not. The Horse Number is used to calculate year end points and accumulated distance. The number prevents confusion between similarly named horses and between registered and…

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OCTRA Needs Your Help

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer for OCTRA but don’t want to commit to a full-time position like BOD member or Committee Chair? The OCTRA Board of Directors is looking for a volunteer to update, revise and computerize our various forms. The ideal candidate would have strong computer skills and familiarity with setting…

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Candidate Search For New OCTRA Treasurer

Our current treasurer, Rick Burnside, reminded the board at its last meeting that he had stepped up “temporarily” into the treasurer’s role when OCTRA found itself suddenly without a treasurer in May 2017. Rick has agreed to assist and train a new treasurer through this fall with a formal hand-over at the next AGM in…

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2018 Summer’s End Ride Results

Results are posted for the 2018 Summer’s End Rides. 2018-08-18 Summer’s End Ride Ride n Tie 10 Km (6 Miles) 2018-08-18 Summer’s End Ride Set Speed Graded B 19 Km (12 Miles) 2018-08-18 Summer’s End Ride Ride n Tie 19 Km (12 Miles) 2018-08-18 Summer’s End Ride Limited Distance Ride 40 Km (25 Miles) 2018-08-18…

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50th Anniversary Chair

A commemorative OCTRA Directors Chair is being presented this 50th Anniversary year only, to a person who is special and has done something Above and Beyond at each Ride. The recipient is chosen by ride Organizers, and/or fellow workers. We are pleased to announce this year’s (so far) 50th Anniversary Chair holders: Julie Phair, Marc…

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2018 Amazing Race of Madawaska Results

Here are the results for the rides at Amazing Race of Madawaska held near Quadville. 2018-08-04 Amazing Race of Madawaska Set Speed Graded B 16 Km (10 Miles) 2018-08-04 Amazing Race of Madawaska Limited Distance Ride 43 Km (27 Miles) 2018-08-04 Amazing Race of Madawaska Set Speed Graded BSG 43 Km (27 Miles) 2018-08-04 Amazing…

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Clarification Regarding Novice Awards and Limited Distance rides

Because the Rule Book is silent on novice participation in LD’s, in 2018 novice riders may compete in more than one Limited Distance ride without fear of losing their novice status. However all Limited Distance rides completed will count toward the maximum 400 kilometer distance allowed for novice status. Novices will earn points for completions…

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Summer Fling 2018 Results

Here are the results for the 2018 Summer Fling: 2018-07-15 Summer Fling Set Speed Graded B 30 Km (18 Miles) 2018-07-15 Summer Fling Set Speed Placed BSG 40 Km (25 Miles) NOTE: Ride Results become official and are not subject to change – Thirty days after they appear in an official OCTRA publication…unless the OCTRA…

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Coates Creek Challenge 2018 Results

Here are the results for the 2018 rides at the Coates Creek Challenge which this year was run in demanding, hot, humid weather. Of note are the 42% completion for the 160K ride and 57% completion for the 120K both run on the hottest day of the summer. 2018-06-30 Coates Creek Challenge Set Speed Graded…

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Eastern Crabbet Arabian Horse Society Awards

The Eastern Crabbet Arabian Horse Society congratulates the following Crabbet-Related Arabian Horses who won awards for being the highest placing Purebred, Half Arabian or Anglo Arabian Crabbet-Related Horse in certain events at the Coates Creek Challenge on July 1 and 2, 2018: Glorious Song IA (41.64% Crabbet blood) ridden by Solstice Pecile in the 80km…

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