CTRA 2022- Ride and Event Schedule (updated 2/20/22)



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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/400108206739039/


THIS IS A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE-SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER OR OTHER UNFORSEEN EVENTS. Note: Rides and events are now open to CTRA members only. However, new this year, CTRA is offering trial memberships for $15. With the trail membership, you can attend any ride or event and if you decide to join CTRA within 30 days, your $15 will be applied toward your membership.


March 19 - Cheeseburger ride at Hammonasset Beach State Park Trail Ride, Madison CT. Ride out at 11:00am Ride Host AVP Cathy Clouse and Jim Clouse 203-507-7360 Cheeseburgers will be cooked after the ride! West Pavillion

March 20- rain date for above ride

April 2-3 – Open April 9-10 (Palm Sunday) – Open

April 16-17 (Easter) - Open

April 23 & 24 - Camp Opening-& Camp Clean up Camp Boardman, Goshen CT. Camp Director Pat Gogolya 860-491-4780 or 860-485-9092 **This is the first Lot holding weekend. The water will not be turned on at camp yet because of the chance of still freezing water lines, so bring water. NO HORSES!

May 1 –Gay City, Hebron, CT AVP Carole Rose Host, 860-377-6125 or 978-764-3810

May 8 - White Memorial Woods Ride, Litchfield, CT - Ride Host Camp Director Pat Gogolya Camp Director 860-491-4780 or 860-485-9092

May 15 -- - Ginger Tullai Memorial Trail Ride- Sunrise- Machamoodus State Park, Moodus, CT Ride Host AVP Christel Maturo $10 minimum donation to the Non-Profit The Friends of Machamoodus/Sunrise State Park. Trail leader - Treasurer Ruth Strontzer 475-238-5887

May 21 (Sat) Blessing of the Mounts. Cheshire, CT - Cheshire Horse Council Invitational Ride – Scarpos’ Pine View Stables, Cheshire - AVP Cathy Clouse 203-507-7360

May 27-30- Memorial Day Weekend Camp Boardman. Goshen, CT Saturday May 28th – AVP Brenda Carmody to host Tacos and Margaritas! Sunday May 29 Breakfast – hosted by Janet Sampieri, Kowboy Ken, Jean Cassella, Pot Luck Dinner Hosted by Ruth Strontzer Treas. and Lynn Gogolya. Director followed by 7:00pm General Membership Meeting. **This is the first Lot holding weekend.

June 5 - Natchaug State Forest Trail Ride-Eastford, CT. Ride Host Vice Pres. Vevette Greenberg 203-506-1183 Many will be camping at the Silver Mine Campground from June 3-5. This is also National Trail Weekend.

June 11 – Tentative Machamoodus clean up – 9-12:30pm

June 12 George Seymour State Forest, Mountain Laurel Trail ride. Parking at Hurd State Park East Hampton, CT. Ride Host Treasurer Ruth Strontzer 475-238-5887

June 18-19 – (Father’s Day) - Open June 24, 25 & 26 – Machamoodus/Sunrise State Park. Campout for members only. Rides on Saturday and Sunday. Pot Luck Dinner Saturday night. Weekend Hosted by Ruth Strontzer Treas. 475-238-5887 and Members Liz Kennedy and Nancy Palermo-Lee

July- 1-4 – 4th of July holiday week at CTRA Camp Boardman. Goshen, CT Christmas in July Theme Lot decorating competition. Poker Ride – Saturday hosted by AVP Stacy Dionne. $5 donation. Breakfast and Pot luck Dinner – need volunteers. **This is a lot holding weekend. President Peggy Robinson to lead craft.

July 9-10 – Open

July 16-17 – Open

July 23-24 – Open

August 6-7 - Open August 13&14- -Annual CTRA Auction and BBQ- CTRA Camp Boardman, Goshen, CT. BBQ/Auction Saturday Aug 13 **This is a lot holding weekend Details to follow. Need Volunteers.

August 20 -21 – Open August 28 – Pistol Creek, Berlin, CT, Matson Farm

September 2-4—Labor Day Weekend CTRA Camp Boardman, Goshen CT. ** This is a Lot Holding Weekend Sat. night –Pasta dinner 7pm General Membership Meeting. Sunday breakfast - Debbie Somers

Sept 11 –Tyler Mills, Wallingford Ride Host AVP Debbie Strickland

Sept 18 – Bluff Point State Park, Groton, CT Hosted by AVP Janet Sampieri and AVP Jean Cassella

September 24, 25 - Annual Boardman Memorial Weekend Camp Boardman, Goshen CT **Last lot holding weekend for 2022 WEAR ORANGE

October 2- Cockaponsett State Forest, Chester, CT Ride Host AVP Shane Emigh 860-670-1284 or 475-238-5887 WEAR ORANGE

Oct 8-9 – Open

Oct 15-16 - Open

October 29&30 Camp closing water will be turned off this weekend

October 31- All trailers & all propane tanks must be removed from camp. Last day to accumulate trail hours. All hours ridden for awards need to be turn into Sharon King. They must be on the hours ridden form and received by Nov. 3, 2022

November 5 Annual Banquet & Meeting - election of officers. Monticello Banquet Facility, 577 S. Broad St, Meriden, CT