The Pulse – May 2018 – The Yearbook Issue just Released

A year in review issue The Pulse – May 2018 – The Yearbook has just been released.  Thanks go to Judy Durst (Editor), Rose Danko (Pulse Committee), and  Kristen Howard (Production and Design) for this 79 page compendium. It is chock full of pictures, statistics, results, award winners, articles, and more. This is a very…

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New Date: Aprilfest Endurance, May 19-20, 2018

A message from Sue Downing, Ride Manager: In a conversation with the forest manager, a decision has been made to postpone Aprilfest Endurance, which also means postponing the Training Clinic/Training Ride and the Lay Judge Clinic.  Disappointing for sure, but is in the best interest of the forest and base camp. The new date is…

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Members’ Equine Insurance Options

Each member is responsible for having their own (or family) equine insurance package and must present it to the Ride Secretary at each OCTRA sanctioned event. OCTRA membership does not include member insurance. 4.2.3 PROOF OF INSURANCE Prior to participation,all riders and sponsors must present Proof of provincial sports organization membership (i.e. OEF) OR Proof…

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2018 Lay Judge Clinic

Saturday APRIL 28th, 2018 Lay Judge Clinic (Aprilfest) Dufferin County Forest Main Tract, 937513 Airport Road, Mansfield, Ontario Attending a Lay Judge lecture, writing an exam and participating in the required number of apprenticeships, is a return to the format used very successfully in our past. It shall take advantage of the scheduled and sanctioned…

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Members’ Rummage Sale Table

VENDOR ALERT: WE suddenly have a table FREE, for any and all OCTRA people who wish to bring items for sale. Items must be marked with: Price, Name, Cell number. If someone wishes to ‘man’ this table. We welcome you.

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ATTENTION! OCTRA’s 50th

There has been much talk about what the BoD and OCTRA will be doing to celebrate our 50th year. After much research and discussion the BoD has opted to not hold a one time big event and instead spread the celebration throughout the sanctioned events offered this season thus making it more inclusive of all…

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Review the 2016 AGM Minutes Before Attending the 2017 AGM

At the 2017 AGM the minutes from the previous year will be corrected if necessary and then approved. Please review them before coming to the 2017 AGM. Bring any corrections you find to the floor of the 2017 AGM. Corrections must be approved by the members present. NOTE: The 2016 Minutes are long and will…

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AGM – Voting by Proxy

At the 2016 AGM members introduced voting by proxy. This permits members who cannot attend the AGM to still have their views expressed and to contribute their vote on OCTRA resolutions and elections. The rules are outlined in paragraph 3.1.2 of the OCTRA Rule Book including a basic example proxy form. The 2017 AGM is…

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OCTRA Polo Shirts Available

Reserve your polo shirt ($25) from the remaining inventory and pick it up at the AGM by emailing webmaster@octra.on.ca. Here is what we have left: OCTRA Polo Shirts Small Ladies: 1 x purple Mens: 1 x red, 2 x dark blue Medium Ladies: 2 x red, 4 x purple, 2 x dark blue, 2 x…

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2017 AGM Vendors

Ambrosia Apiaries Colin Martin Facebook 613-650-7608 Arbonne Gloria Humeniuk gloria.humeniuk@outlook.com Website Beannie Bonnets/ Equine rugs Pauline Allison pallison@hotmail.com Facebook   Canadian Recreational Horse and Rider Association 905-655-4666 president@crha.ca Website  Crayon Crew Brenda Reid 613-395-0797    Canpressco Camelino Oil Jessica York 705-868-1030 Yorkhillfarm03@gmail.com Website | Facebook Xtramile Tack™ by Great Leads ‘n Reins Kate Morgan 613-282-8278…

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