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May 11, 2010

An Ohio CTC

Michelle shared this link on an earlier post, so I thought I'd allot space for it here as some may be interested in CTC's.

What is a CTC? It is a Competitive Trail Challenge (not a CTR). CTC's are usually about 5, 10, or so miles depending on the sponsoring organization. Some have jack pot prizes at the end that pay cash back, others compete for awards such as belt buckles etc. The actual competition doesn't take very long, milage is low, and pace is s-l-o-w for most of them. Usually no veterinarian on site since the horses aren't really being stressed on their GO, but rather tested on what they KNOW. It is a fun venue to test what your horse is capable of, or not... :) Not exactly the venue for me, but a fun diversion for many so I thought I'd share it here. I thought of Lida because she is always trying Doc on new venues (even cutting cows with that Saddlebred!). Thanks Michelle for sharing. Info below:

Ride Name:Eastfork CTC
Ride Date:May 15th,2010

Affiliate Contact information

Contact :Tina Caldwell

Phone no.:513-528-7768

Eastfork state park is one of Ohio`s largest parks. Eastfork has beautiful riding trails and there are moderate to difficult trails to ride. Rugged hills, nice river and creek crossings, pretty views of the lake! There will be primitive camping for a small fee for the entire weekend. Chili Friday night and lunch on Saturday. If you would like electric and a shower house there is camping in loop A at the park. Check out their site for how to make reservations.

PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER ONLINE TO PARTICIPATE. If you need assistance in signing up, please call the affiliate listed above.

Agenda: At special events area

Chilli dinner Friday night. and a great community camp Fire Contact Tina for details

Check-in Friday evening or Sat morning before 930am

Rider`s briefing: 10am

Ride out: 10:30 - 11:00am

Trail will take about 2 - 2 ½ hours, 6-7 miles

Lunch following the ride

Awards following lunch

Lunch menu: Hamburgers and hot dogs


I am contacting a photographer at this time will be at the ride to take everyone`s pictures on trail. You can purchase pictures _________________________________________________.

Entries limited to first 100.
Great prizes for 1st - 6th place Open/Pleasure/Junior divisions. Voluntary $20 jackpot for open division at check-in. Jack Pot Payout at 100%

Open, pleasure, junior, and buddy divisions. See the FAQ page for questions regarding the divisions.

Fees payable online:

CTC entry fee - $58 pleasure/$58 open/$43 junior/$40 Adult buddy/$35 junior buddy
New membership fee - $25 individual; $40 family of 2; $75 family of 4; additional horse - $10 ea.; additional rider - $10 ea
An optional $20 jackpot for open riders paid out 100%

Fees collected at check-in: meals, electrical hook ups and stall fees

Primitive camping at the special events area all weekend- $20.00 per rig

Electrical Hook Up: $28.00 per day in loop A (make reservation through state park)

Chili dinner Friday night and community camp fire provided by Brown County OHC for special events campers.

Lunch provided by Brown County OHC for special events campers.

Additional contests will be:

Best Dog ($5 at check-in)

Best dressed male/female

Best groomed horse


DIRECTIONS TO OUR RIDE:contact eastfork state park website


  1. Well, like you say, it's not my cup of tea...I could probably sweep the "best dog" division if they were giving extra points for dogs who are very much like throw pillows.

    "best dressed rider", though, is waaaaaay out of my reach!

  2. Oh?! I wondered why it wasn't in OAATS ride calendar.


  3. I'm not sure I could even pull "best dog"....

    I'd be more likely to win best unintentional rollback, or longest sideways spook. I'd be golden.


  4. Doc would eat it up - the more mentally challenging something is the more he gets into it. He would much rather think his way through something than to have to put in any physical effort. :-)