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OCTRA Ride Manager Update

There is a saying “no foot no horse” I would propose that equally true is “no Ride Manager no OCTRA”. An army of volunteers is needed in order to put on a ride and all are integral to the running of a ride, however without someone to take responsibility a ride will not happen. Ride managers set goals, organize, motivate, communicate and are the ones in the end who are accountable for the whole endeavor. Right now RM’s are sending in their sanctioning forms, contacting forests, volunteers , creating budgets all in order to plan the 2015 season; no rest for the weary!

Masterfeeds Challenge - On the trail to the 2015 FEI Pan American Endurance Championship

A near perfect ride day dawned September 14th at the Masterfeeds Challenge held at the Cayuse Creek Ranch in Millbrook, Ontario. Twenty-seven riders set out in the early morning mist to ride the beautiful Ganaraska Forest trails to compete in the Masterfeeds Challenge including both 50 and 75 mile endurance rides. Masterfeeds, a manufacturer of poultry, livestock and equine feeds, has been a strong supporter of the Ganny Distant Rides over the past several years. Blair Keeling, a Sales Manager at

OCTRA AGM and Awards Banquet

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre,

Annual General Meeting 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Cocktails 6 pm
Buffet 7 pm
Awards 7:45 pm
Dancing to follow

BANQUET TICKET: $55.00 pp online or from board members
ROOMS: $119.99 plus tax mention the code TRA
Block of rooms on hold with special rate, cutoff date January 23rd
20 Fairview Road, Barrie 705-722-0555
The Holiday Inn is located directly off Highway 400, at Essa Rd. exit, #89

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 13:00
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