NATRC - North American Trail Ride Conference
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Our Trail Systems over a 1000+ acres and 20+ miles of Trees, Water, Flats, Light to Hard Hill Work with Horse Trails into an Equestrian Community.
Our REGION 2 website - Lots of information on competitive trail riding - memberships - ride schedules - pdf downloads
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NATRC pronounced N-A-T-R-C is not a race, But it is a great way to ride and camp at places you’ve never been to before. NATRC rides are held all over the US. Some rides are given access to private property that is not normally open to the public.
It’s really just a trail ride with a time limit- both a minimum and a maximum finish time is given to the riders. The Novice category pace is 3 to 4 mph, which is just a bit faster than a walk for most horses. The Open category pace is between 4 and 6 mph.
The horse (pony or mule) and it’s rider are judged separately. The animals are judged mostly on condition and soundness, but also on their manners. The riders are judged on their riding skill and on the care & handling of their horses. Campsites are also checked for basic safety. You don’t need fancy equipment to do this.
You get a map, but the courses are also marked with ribbons. There are plenty of water stops and a break for lunch. A few times during the ride, you and your horse are judged. A veterinarian checks your horses pulse and respiration, and a judge (a qualified horseman/ woman) checks the riders. Separate scorecards are kept for horse and rider and after the awards ceremony you get a copy of your cards. NEW FAQ's from the NATRC website...
The real reward is completing the ride, making new friends, going to new places, and improving your riding skill.
Strand Training Center
Lynn Strand - Owner/Trainer
Recreational/Competitive Trail Horses
Emphasis on Gaited Horses - All Breeds Welcome
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