A little about us

Nebraska Endurance &

Competitive Trail Ride Association

The Nebraska Endurance and Competitive Trail Ride Association (NECTRA) was founded in 1974.  Our goals are to create a long-term partnership with the horse and preserve equestrian trails.  We meet six to eight times per year including meetings, pleasure rides with meetings following, hosting up to two competitive trail rides in Nebraska each season and participating in distance riding events throughout the nation. 

We encourage people from all backgrounds and experience levels to join our organization as each individual brings something unique with them.  Even if you are not an avid rider or horse owner, you don't have to be to experience the camaraderie and friendship as well as being a contributing member.  Our organization's non-riders have an important place in the club serving as volunteers at competitive rides or trail clearing/maintenance days, helping organize events and simply having fun!


For over four decades, NECTRA is proud to sponsor the oldest competitive trail ride in the nation held continuously over the same set of trails, the Indian Cave CTR.  This ride offers competitors a beautiful view of the Missouri River from the hills and bluffs at Indian Cave State Park.  In addition, it allows riders to experience trails not normally open to equestrians.

 

Leadership


President - Shari Parys
Vice President - Sarah Rinne
Secretary/Treasurer - Robin Nore
Corresponding Secretary - Robin Nore

Board of Directors:
Sharron Ankersen

Cheryl Bohling
Mary Hanson

Virginia Prey
David Nore (Past President)


Opportunity

If you are interested in the sport of distance riding, consider attending a NECTRA meeting or one of our competitive trail rides.  Check our NECTRA Events page for upcoming events!   Or click here for information on joining our club.

Please email us at nectrainfo@aol.com with any questions. We'd love to hear from you!