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2024 Ride and Event Schedule

CHECK BACK OFTEN – MUCH MORE TO BE ADDED!
(Last update 3/15/2024)

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 our Facebook Group.
 
THIS IS A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE-SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER OR OTHER UNFORESEEN EVENTS.
 
Note: Rides and events are open to CTRA members only
 
However, 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 23 

     HAMMONASSET BEACH RIDE , MADISON CT.

Ride out at 11:00am  Ride Host Cathy Clouse and AVP  Jim Clouse 203-507-7360  3 ft grinders will be served  after the ride!  Park at West Beach Pavilion parking lot.

MARCH 30

RAIN DATE FOR BEACH RIDE

RAIN DATE FOR BEACH RIDE.

APRIL 7

WHITE MEMORIAL, LITCHFIELD CT.

Hosts: AVPs Sharon King, Kelly Turner, Treas. Ruth Strontzer. RSVP Sharon 860-301-3386

APRIL 20 &21

CAMP OPENING & CLEAN UP RAIN DATE

CAMP OPENING AND CLEAN UP RAIN DATE

MAY 5

GINGER TULLAI MEMORIAL OPEN TRAIL RIDE

 Sunrise- Machamoodus State Park Ride Host AVP Christel Maturo 475-414-6840  $10 minimum donation to the Non-Profit  The Friends of Machamoodus/Sunrise State Park. Trail leader - Treasurer Ruth Strontzer 475-238-5887

MAY 18

Machimoodus Work Clean-up

9:30 am to 12:30 - 1:00 pm

MAY 24-27

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND @ CAMP, GOSHEN CT.

Saturday - Pot Luck Dinner followed by 7:00pm General Meeting.  Sunday – Breakfast. 

**This is a lot holding weekend**

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ORGANIZE POT LUCK AND TO  RUN BREAKFAST.

JUNE 8

Open for hosted trail ride 

Contact CTRA @ cttrailridesassoc@gmail.com

to host a ride for this day

JUNE 16

GEORGE DUDLEY SEYMOUR STATE FOREST

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

JUNE 29

Hurd State Park East Hampton, CT

Ride Host: Treasurer Ruth Strontzer 475 238-5887

June 30 rain date

JULY 14

STEEP ROCK PERSERVE, WASHINGTON, DEPOT, CT.

Ride Hosts Sec. Chris Mard (203)388- 6577 and Vevette Greenberg.

JULY 28

RORABACK WMA RIDE, HARWINTON CT.

Ride Hosts: Sec. Chris Mard (203)388-6577, Dir. Lynn Gogolya, Vevette Greenberg

AUGUST 10-11

CTRA AUCTION AND BBQ @ CAMP, GOSHEN CT.

BBQ and Auction Saturday Aug 10.

**This is a lot holding weekend. Details to follow Need volunteers to help at auction/BBQ and Sunday Breakfast**

AUGUST 24-25

Open for hosted trail ride

Contact CTRA @ cttrailridesassoc@gmail.com

to host a ride for this day

September 7

Cockaponsett State Forest Chester, CT

This is a limited number of riders and will be a long ride (approx 4 hrs) with "Lunch-at-the-Lake" in between. Hosted by VP Jean Cassella 860 391-2567

September 15

Pistol Creek Berlin CT

Ride hosted by AVP Sharon King

September 28 or 29

Salmon Brook Park Granby, CT

Ride Host: Amy Thomson 860 539-8755

October 12-13-14

Columbus Day Weekend

No scheduled rides as of yet

Feel free to host-a-ride

October 20

FunDay - Sunrise State Park Moodus, CT

Volunteers needed for Saturday set up and Sunday take down

Hosted by AVP Sharon King 860 301-3386 and

co-hosted by Ruth Strontzer

October 31

Camp Boardman Winterizing

All trailers and propane tanks must be removed

Last day to accummulate Trail Hours

All hours ridden must be turned in by November 1, 2024

MARCH 24

Open for hosted trail ride

Contact CTRA @ cttrailridesassoc@gmail.com

to host a ride for this day

March 31

Easter Sunday

Happy Easter

APRIL 13 & 14

CAMP OPENING AND CLEAN UP, GOSHEN CT.

Camp Director Jay Cassella 860-388-7521 ** 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!

APRIL 27

CHATFIELD HOLLOW RIDE, KILLINGWORTH CT.

 Ride Host Vice President Jean Cassella 860-391-2567

MAY 11-12

Open Weekend

Happy Mothers Day

MAY 19

Wadworth Falls SP Middeltown, CT

Rides Host: President Debra Strictland 860 209-8987

MAY 31- JUNE 2

NATCHAUG STATE FORREST, EASTFORD CT.

This ride has been Canceled

June 9

Open for hosted trail ride 

Contact CTRA @ cttrailridesassoc@gmail.com

to host a ride for this day

JUNE 21-23

MACHAMOUDS/SUNRISE STATE PARK

Campout for members only.  Lead rides on  Saturday and Sunday.  Pot luck Saturday night. Hosts Ruth Strontzer 475-238-5887 and members Liz Kennedy and Nancy Palermo-Lee.

JULY 4-7

4TH OF JULY WEEKEND @ CAMP, GOSHEN CT.

Pot Luck Dinner Sat night, Breakfast Sunday

**This is a lot holding weekend**

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ORGANIZE POT LUCK AND TO  RUN BREAKFAST.

July 20-21

Open for hosted trail ride

Contact CTRA @ cttrailridesassoc@gmail.com

to host a ride for this day

AUGUST 3

TYLER MILL, WALLINGFORD CT.

Host Kelly Matson and Posse! (860-655-4499)

AUGUST 17-18

Open for hosted trail ride

Contact CTRA @ cttrailridesassoc@gmail.com

to host a ride for this day

AUGUST 31- SEPTEMBER 2

LABOR DAY WEEKEND @ CAMP, GOSHEN CT.

Sat. night –Pasta Dinner 5:30pm, 7pm General Membership meeting.

 **This is a Lot Holding Weekend**

Sunday breakfast - need host

September 14

RIDE THE BIG D, CHESHIRE CT.

Ride Host  AVP Summer Galecki (203)912-4507).  A light lunch included and on the ride there will be 10 items for you to find!  Also we will have a Blessing of the Mounts at 11 am prior to mount up.  Parking is at end of Pine Brook Court, Cheshire CT park in the circle/street

September 21-22

Annual Camp Boardman Memorial Weekend

Camp Boardman Goshen CT Cook-out at the pavillion. Last Lot Holder weekend for 2024 "Wear Orange" Ride host: needed 

October 5

Cockaponssett State Forest Chester, CT

Ride Host: AVP Shane Emigh 860 670-1284 or 475 238-5887

"Wear Orange"

October 13

Lower CT Valley Horse Club Hunters Pace

Return for more details

October 26-27

Alternative Fun Day Moodus, CT

Camp closer water will be shut off this weekend

November 3

Annual CTRA Banquet and Election of Officers

Stay connected for updated information and for award ceremony details the closer to the date of the banquet.

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