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NATRC Ride May 4th.

CMDTRA is holding a competition trail ride under auspices of the North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC), a national organization with rides based on horses' condition and soundness and riders' handling of their horses in-hand and under saddle. Not a race, the ride is grouped in divisions that allow for competition at different distances and experience levels.

You will be riding through state park land, CMDTRA property, private ranches, and other property not usually accessible, some riders participate just for the pleasure of riding, others to learn or improve riding skills. Veterinarian and horsemanship judges monitor horse and evaluate rider throughout the event and give riders written reports containing their observations.

A barbeque and presentation of awards for horses and riders follow the ride. Registration begins Friday afternoon, May 3 and the ride is Saturday, May 4.

For information or to register, contact: Ellen Pofcher, (925) 672-3733, To learn more about NATRC competition rides, go to

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