A technical glitch has forced us to do an emergency rebuild of the OCTRA website. It's quite a large site, and the various features will be returned in stages. The site is maintained by volunteers, so we really appreciate your patience through all this.
I have noticed in the past year or so that more ride managers are starting to offer digital payments for rides. These have included e-transfers in advance up to PayPal purchases on the ride website. Since I have spent the last year building my small business to fundraise for the Mongol Derby, I thought I should share one of my favorite findings with ride managers, and really anyone who sells things away from your standard brick and mortar store.
Some of you may have noticed that the Breed Award for High Point Egyptian Arabian has been changed for 2014 to be High Point Al Khamsa Arabian. This seems to have caused some confusion with some of the membership as the term Al Khamsa is not well known to many Arabian owners. With this article I hope to be able to clarify the terminology.
A very sad announcement for all of us. Esau Lewin passed away on Saturday. Esau was one of our core volunteers, and was a genuinely kind, cheerful, and gracious man. He has served as OCTRA president, ride manager, head of the Canadian Championships OC, trailmaster, and in many other ways. He will be greatly missed.
Services will be at:
Drury Funeral Centre
519 Victoria Street East
Congratulations to OCTRA’s top three riders in the international FEI Rankings:
Wendy Maccoubrey – Ranked 58th overall, Top Canadian with 455 points
Leah Jansen Van Doorn – Ranked 199th overall, 4th Canadian with 265 points
Dessia Miller – Ranked 218th overall, 5th Canadian with 257 points
We are very proud of you!