CTRA 2021- Ride and Event Schedule

(updated 6/8/21) - Check back often - Much more to be added!

Official Website:    http://cttrailridesassoc.org


All rides MOUNT-UP time start at 10:30 AM unless otherwise noted.

Please call the ride or event host for additional information and directions.

Event postings with additional info for many of the rides will be on Facebook.

Check the “Conn Trail Rides Association – CTRA” Facebook page




Note: most rides and events are open to CTRA members only

Contact ride host to see if a ride is open to guests. All Guests must be accompanied by an active member. Members are responsible for their Guests


March 21- Hammonasset Beach State Park Trail Ride, Madison CT.  Ride out at 11:00am  Ride Host AVP Christel Maturo 475-414-6840   MEMBERS ONLY  Rain date 3/28/21


April 4 - Easter


April 11 -   Ginger Tullai Memorial Trail Ride- Sunrise- Machamoodus State Park Ride Host Treasurer Ruth Strontzer 860-345-2954 Co-host AVP Christel Maturo     $10 minimum donation to the Non-Profit  The Friends of Machamoodus State Park OPEN TO NON MEMBER


April 17 & 18- Camp Opening-& Camp Clean up Camp Boardman, Goshen CT. Camp Director Pat Gogolya 860-485-9092 This is the first Lot holding weekend


April 25 -  Chatfield Hollow State Park Trail Ride-Killingworth, CT. Ride Host AVP Christel Maturo 475-414-6840    MEMBERS ONLY


May 2  – Goodwin State Forest – Hampton, CT AVP Carol Rose Host, 860-377-6125 or 978-764-3810 MEMBERS ONLY


May 8 & 9 - open


May 16 - White Memorial Woods Ride - Camp Director Pat Gogolya 860-485-9092  Members Only


May 23 - Natchaug State Forest Trail Ride - Eastford.  Ride Host AVP Vevette Greenberg  203-506-1183 OPEN TO NON MEMBERS


May 29-31 - Memorial Day Weekend Camp Boardman. Goshen, CT Taco Theme Weekend. 7pm General membership meeting.  Sunday ride hosts are Janet Sampieri and Jean Cassella.     This is a lot holding weekend  


June 5 (Saturday) -  Blessing of the Mounts, Barry'sFarm, Cheshire, CT - Cheshire Horse Councel Invitational Ride - Cathy Clouse 203-507-7360 OPEN TO MEMBERS ONLY


June 12 (Sat) rain date for above 


June 13  -  George Seymour State Forest, Mountain Laurel Trail ride.  Parking will be in Hurd State Park   E Hampton, CT. Ride Host Treasurer Ruth Strontzer 860-345-2954 or 475-238-5887 MEMBERS ONLY


June 20 -  Wetherfield Farm, Amenia, NY  RSVP on line sign up  $20 fee, Proof of Rabies and coggins


June 27 – cancelled


July- 2-5 – 4th of July holiday week at Camp Boardman. Goshen, CT Mohawk State Forest.  Christmas in July theme.  Secret Santa - bring a wrapped item $10-$20 and those who participate will draw a number.  Bring an environmentally friendly ornament to place on trail ride.  Poker ride is July 3, 11am, best 3 hands win.  Please RSVP to Stacy Dionne at 860-601-2624 by June 13th as she needs a headcount for some bling for all the horses.  There will be a 50/50 raffle for $5/ticket.  Sat. night movie at 8pm.  Sunday breakfast hosted by Vevette Greenberg, Meg Sautter, Denise Ciano, Patti Crowther and Chris Mard.  Sunday night 6pm - 7pm Gingerbread house contest.  Prize for best house and ugliest house.  Pot Luck hosted by Lynn Gogolya and Ruth Strontzer on Sat.  7pm general meeting.  This is a lot holding weekend


July 10 & 11 - open


July 17 & 18 - open


July 24 & 25 - open


August 1 - Roraback Wildlife Management Area Trail Ride, Harwinton, CT  Ride Host AVP Vevette Greenberg 203-506-1183 MEMBERS ONLY


August 7 & 8 - open


August 14 - 15 - -Annual CTRA Auction and BBQ-  Camp Boardman, Goshen, CT.   **This is a lot holding weekend   Details to follow.


August 21  - Matson Farm, Berlin, CT  Limit to 10 riders.


August 28 & 29 - open


September 4, 5 & 6 —Labor Day Weekend Camp Boardman, Goshen CT.   This is a lot holding weekend  Sat night - Pasta dinner hosted by Cher Lago and Denise Clark.  7pm General membership meeting. Sunday breakfast hosted by Debbie Sommers, Janet Sampieri and Kowboy Ken.


September 12 -Bluff Point State Park Trail Ride, Groton CT. Ride Host Treasurer Ruth Strontzer  860-345-2954 or 475-238-5887 MEMBERS ONLY


September 18 & 19 - open


September 24, 25 & 26 - Annual Boardman Memorial Weekend Camp Boardman, Goshen CT  Ed Levin to lead ride on Saturday and Sunday. Wear Orange  **Last lot holding weekend for 2021


October 3 -Cockaponsett State Forest Ride. Chester, CT. Ride host AVP Shane Emigh 860-345-2954 Note-this ride may stop at HK Ice Cream shop MEMBERS ONLY


Oct 10 – Cheeseburger in Paradise Ride, Machimoodus - Sunrise State Park, Moodus, CT  Ride host AVP Cathy Clouse 203-507-7360  MEMBERS ONLY Hosts - Jim Clouse and Bill


October 17 -  Turkey Trot/Pizza, no charge.  At Chris and John Berry's house, Cheshire, CT  Contact AVP Cathy Clouse 203-507-7360  Members only  Cheshire Horse Council Invitational Ride


October 23 & 24 - Camp closing - water will be turned off this weekend


October 31 - All trailers & all propane tanks must be removed from camp

                      All hours ridden for awards need to be turn into Lynn Gogolya  They must be on the hours ridden form.


November 6 - Annual Banquet & Meeting - election of officers. Monticello Banquet Facility, 577 S. Broad St, Meriden, CT