American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) promotes horsemanship and
horse care as they apply to the sport of distance riding by offering
a variety of challenging and educational experiences designed to
strengthen horse and rider partnerships.
North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) provides long distance
competitive trail rides for riders of all breeds and from all
disciplines. We promote safety, sportsmanship, education and trail
horse advocacy through qualified evaluation of horse and rider by
veterinary and horsemanship judges, in a fun, responsible
environment for the whole family.
To stimulate greater interest in breeding and use
of good equines possessed of stamina and hardiness and qualified to make
good mounts for trail use.
To demonstrate the value of type and soundness in
the proper selection of equines for competitive trail riding.
To learn and demonstrate the proper methods of
training and conditioning equines for competitive trail riding.
To encourage good horsemanship as related to trail
To demonstrate the best methods of caring for
equines during and after long rides without the use of artificial
methods or stimulants.