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 in LD’s as well as for LD Best Condition and they will be included in LD rankings. LD ride points, however, will not count toward High Point Novice Rider nor toward High Point Novice Rider/Horse Team.

For the purpose of the novice awards noted above, qualifications for rider or horse are:

  1. Lifetime distance of 400 kilometers or less; and
  2. No more than one completion in an Endurance and/or Open CTR ride.

NOTE: CTR Novice Division qualifications are more detailed and are found in section 5C.6 of the Rule Book.

Novices should consider their best strategy if working toward either novice level award since LD completions will rapidly add distance to their 400 kilometer eligibility possibly limiting the total novice points they can earn in the current season.

If you require further clarification contact either Julie Phair, Awards Committee Chair, or David Morgan, Year End Points Committee Chair.

 

Summer Fling 2018 Results.

Here are the results for the 2018 Summer Fling:

NOTE: Ride Results become official and are not subject to change – Thirty days after they appear in an official OCTRA publication…unless the OCTRA Secretary is notified in writing of an error, or intentional fraud is proven.

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.

NOTE: Ride Results become official and are not subject to change – Thirty days after they appear in an official OCTRA publication…unless the OCTRA Secretary is notified in writing of an error, or intentional fraud is proven.

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 OPEN on Saturday;
  • Empiric+ (44.28% Crabbet blood) ridden by Misha Green in the 80km FEI on Saturday;
  • BFA Famenphyre (53.93% Crabbet blood) ridden by Amy Wilson in the 45km on Saturday;
  • Impiril Norsk (38.83% Crabbet blood) ridden by Bella Imbeault (owned by Tania Poehlman) in the 45km on Saturday JUNIOR;
  • Rivendell Elessar (58.35% Crabbet blood) ridden by David Henderson (Janet Henderson, Bri Henderson-Elliott) in the 45km on Sunday;
  • Aristaborr (43.84% Crabbet blood) ridden by Kristen Howard in the 80km OPEN on Sunday;
  • Schakka Kahn (29.21% Crabbet blood) ridden by Kim Woolley in the 120km OPEN on Sunday;
  • Traction (35.97% Crabbet blood) ridden by Melody Blittersdorf in the 120km FEI on Sunday; and,
  • Amber Kiera (45.66% Crabbet blood) ridden by Dessia Miller in the 160km FEI on Sunday.

Summer Solstice Distance Rides 2018 Results.

Here are the results for the Summer Solstice Distance Rides. The equestrian portion of the TRIPLE CROWN EVENT ( A Mountain Biker & Bike, A Trail Runner, An Equestrian & Equine) is recorded as a 6 mile MILEAGE ride.

NOTE: Ride Results become official and are not subject to change – Thirty days after they appear in an official OCTRA publication…unless the OCTRA Secretary is notified in writing of an error, or intentional fraud is proven.

OCTRA 50th Book Editors and Photos Needed.

Rose Danko and Nancy Beacon with Wendy Webb on the computer have spent the winter digging thru 50 years worth of archives finding an incredible number of OCTRA highlights to be shared in this beautiful coffee table book. The book at this point is over 100 pages, and will be available in soft and hard cover for the 2019 AGM.

Editing

The OCTRA 50th Book draft is set up so we can have several people editing on the cloud. We would love for people who are passionate about various sections to be able to join the process and edit a section. There are many years of archives scanned and uploaded into the media library for people editing to access as well as Wendy Webb’s OCTRA ride images.

Photos

There is a link for people to contribute edited photos to the media library of the book, no promises that all with be used however its good to have photos to draw from. Go to https://octra.picaboo.com/ the upload link is beside the camera icon. Be sure the title contains: Year, names of people/horses in the photo and any other information that would other wise be lost.

We have a long list of sections which is quite lengthy and fluid as new ideas come up, we welcome keen people to contact us to figure out where there expertise can best be utilized.

Interested? Contact Nancy Beacon rabbitrun1@me.com or for tech help Wendy Webb at funwithhorses@mac.com

Results for Aprifest Endurance in May.

Results are posted for the first ride of the season. Following several changes in point calculations made at the last AGM, scripts were completely re-written. I think I got it right 🙂 but if you see errors please let me know!!

NOTE: Ride Results become official and are not subject to change – Thirty days after they appear in an official OCTRA publication…unless the OCTRA Secretary is notified in writing of an error, or intentional fraud is proven.

OCTRA 50th Book Supporters and Advertisers Needed.

Rose Danko and Nancy Beacon with Wendy Webb on the computer have spent the winter digging thru 50 years worth of archives finding an incredible number of OCTRA highlights to be shared in this beautiful coffee table book. The book at this point is over 100 pages, and will be available in soft and hard cover for the 2019 AGM. Two formats for “support” as well as advertising are being sought:

Support (Note: these are not advertisements)

  1. In memory of
    Have a photo of your late horse or member along with a mileage summary and award record.
    1/4 page $40 ~ 1/2 page $75 ~ Full page $125, or
  2. Congratulations
    Photo of your horse or people congratulating OCTRA on it’s 50th Anniversary
    1/4 page $40 ~ 1/2 page $75 ~ Full page $125

Advertising

  • Your farm, horse, business or product
    1/4 page $120 ~ 1/2 page $160 ~ Full page $225 !

Deadline August 1, 2018. Space will fill up, so please send your info a.s.a.p. to

Nancy Beacon
Phone: 1 519 924 2347
Email: rabbitrun1@me.com
Mail: Nancy Beacon, RR2 Flesherton, N0C1E0

Thank You Tia!.

As many of you know, Tia, a.k.a Tina Kerst, has resigned all executive roles following a strong term as a member of the board of directors, secretary, and organizing chair of the recent Annual General Meeting. Tia always tackled more than most and always excelled. The board and members thank you for all your time and effort.

Accordingly, the position of secretary is now open.