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.

Esau Lewin

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
Alliston, ON

AGM Resolutions

By now you should have received you AGM Notice in the mail. There is a link, in that letter pointing to the resolutions but if you're like me, you can't find it when you want it.

So here it is for your reference:

Keep warm,

Award Nominations

Here is a list of the Nominees for 2014 Awards

Rookie Worker
Sharon Anderegg
Peter Cadoret
Veronica Canadien
Pat Rice-Kuffner
Kelsa Staffa

Pit Crew of the Year
Nancy, Mykala, Monica Schjott, and Janet McDaniel
Red Shirts (Brenda Harrison's crew)
Charlotte Tremblay

Junior Horsemanship/Sportsmanship
Hailey Crockett
Stephanie McLeod
Charlotte Tremblay

Banquet Tickets

Remember to buy your OCTRA Awards Banquet tickets soon!!!

We must have the numbers in to the hotel in advance. The final deadline for tickets is February 13.

Pay online here: http://octra.on.ca/node/32

Or mail your payment to the OCTRA treasurer...
Michelle Bignell
805 Carmel Line
Millbrook, ON L0A 1G0

OCTRA Riders Ranking Worldwide

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!


MASTERFEEDS CHALLENGE On the trail to the 2015 FEI Pan American Endurance Championship

Written by Sharon Andreegg

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!

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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