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ACTRA 2014 Directors

ChairPerson - Roy Drinnan
Vice-Chair - Sherry Brooks
Secretary - Donna Lee Cole
Treasurer- Gwenn Dexter
Sanction Kit - Donna Munn
Rules - Susan Hovey
Newsletter Editor - Bev Elliott
Public Relations - Afiena Kamminga
Statistician - Jennifer McDonald


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ACTRA rules require all riders to be wearing approved ASTM/SEI helmets while mounted.


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Year End Awards
Annual Meeting
November 15
Costal Inn
Sackville, NB

Director’s Meeting - 10:00 am
General Meeting - 1:00 pm
Supper - 5:00 pm
Silent Auction and Awards to follow meal

Banquet Meal: Turkey Supper (catered by Patterson’s Restaurant) - $20.00 per plate

Please let Jennifer McDonald know if you’re attending the Banquet Meal, as she needs to advise the caterer how many plates are needed. Contact her via FB or jennmcdonald@xplornet.ca or 506-485-5659. For those that have replied on FB, you can ignore this!

If you’re staying overnight, advise Coastal Inn that your with the ACTRA group and they will hopefully book rooms together!

Agenda topics, please send them to Roy rdrinnan@crsoftinc.com or FB message him.

If you also wish to donate an item to the Volunteer Lottery Draw it would be greatly appreciated. Remember the volunteers are the ones that make the Ride Manager able to host a ride! Which is also a reminder to the Ride Managers to send in the names of their volunteers!!!



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February 2014

December 2013

November 2013

January February March 2013 Part 1

January February March 2013 Part 2

September October 2012

April May June 2012 Part 1

April May June 2012 Part 2

January Feb 2012 Newsletter Part 1

January Feb 2012 Newsletter Part 2

July August September 2011 Newsletter Part 1

July August September 2011 Newsletter Part 2

April May June 2011 Newsletter Part 1

April May June 2011 Newsletter Part 2

January/February 2011 Newsletter Part 1

January/February 2011 Newsletter Part 2

August/September 2010 Newsletter

May/June 2010 Newsletter Part 1

May/June 2010 Newsletter Part 2

January/February 2010 Newsletter

Sept/Oct 2009 Newsletter

May/June 2008 Newsletter



Mavericks on Horseback

Written by Afiena Hans Kamminga
First Published by
Atlantic Horse and Pony
Vol 26# 1
August-September 2012


The ACTRA Rule Book is now available for download.
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Article on understanding the Best of Condition scoring on an Endurance can be found Here.



Link out to helpful article on AERC site:
Assessing your equine's overall fitness


YouTube clip of taking a horse's pulse


YouTube clip of How to Take Your Horse's Vital Signs


Jean Bridges and her daugther Ann participating in the Surf N' Turf ride held on PEI July 11, 2009.


"I realized how much I did not know. The good endurance and long distance rider never knows enough, and he knows he does not. That stops him making costly and dangeroud errors." Ann Hyland author of Riding Long Distance





A little inspiration to keep you training over the winter
Watch this YouTube video
Endurance Riding:
~~ I'm On My Way ~~



Donna Munn in Parrsboro



Have a look at this article from the Amherst Daily News from 1979. Click Here





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