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Welcome to the Alberta Trail Riding Association web site. ATRA is a non-profit organization actively involved in preserving the natural environment for future generations' enjoyment of equestrian activities such as driving and riding.

ATRA meets at 7pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month, excluding summer and December.  Please come and check us out! 

Meeting location (unless otherwise specified):  Kirk United Church - 13535 - 122ave, Edmonton.

Next Meeting:  September 15th, 2016 - Dr. Darrell Dalton, DVM and ABVMA CEO/Registrar

Topic - Changes by Health Canada that will affect the availability of certain antimicrobial drugs for animals and how it will affect the average horse owner.  Proposed changes by the CFIA that may affect the movement of horses in Western Canada, and what the average owner should know.  Preparing your horse for winter.


New ATRA Trail Riding and Stewardship Guidelines Brochure

ATRA has produced an updated brochure that includes information on camping etiquette, trail riding etiquette, evaluating your horse's "readiness" and trail clearing protocols.  Click here to read it.



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Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 – Lawrence acreage



CLSC and ATRA members and their friends are invited to an evening of good food and fun at Vicki & Dave’s acreage – 51238 Rge Rd 221, just south of Hwy 14.  We will be outside for a bit, then up in the loft, so dress casually (bring a jacket) and wear your dancing shoes/boots.  Cats live in the loft, so allergy sufferers please be prepared.

Arrive around 6 - 6:30 pm, start barbecuing at 7 pm.  Please bring your own lawn chairs, meat to BBQ, and either a side dish, vegetable, salad or dessert to share.  Please bring your own labelled serving dishes & utensils and special refreshments.  Hot drinks, paper plates and cutlery will be provided – or bring your own sturdy plates & cutlery. 

The loft has a great floor for dancing.  We hope to give a few old time dance lessons if the crowd is interested.  If we can find a guest caller, we will also have a few beginner square dances.

Cleaning and setting up the loft is a lot of work – but definitely worth it if we have a good crowd.  Therefore, Vicki must know the number of people coming by Sept. 16th.  If, by then, the planned attendance is too low, the event will be cancelled.  If the event is a go, more people are welcome to attend on a last minute basis.  With a pot luck supper, there will always be enough food.


Please call Vicki to let her know if you are coming.  You can also discuss your potluck contribution and/or get specific directions.  (780) 922-2227     vickilawrence@interbaun.com


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Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at Ministik Bird Sanctuary



Please join us to raise funds for STARS – a valuable service that some horseback riders

may find necessary to use during their lifetime, especially in wilderness areas.


Bring your horse, pack a lunch, water/juice and experience a 3-4 hour autumn get-away on a guided trail ride through the beautiful Ministik Bird Sanctuary.


To ride:  You may: 1) make a donation directly to STARS    2) buy one/more poker hands ($10 each) and take a chance to win cash for drawing a winning hand    or 3) choose a combination of both.   

Riders may even bring in donations from friends or businesses (cheque made out to STARS with correct mailing address) and/or cash to play poker hands for them. 

To donate if you can’t ride:  Donation forms will be available at the ride or may be downloaded from the clubs’ websites:  www.cookinglakesaddleclub.ca   or   www.atra.ca   Receipts will be mailed for income tax purposes.


Let’s have fun and make STARS the big winner.

Meet at 10 am to saddle, make your donation or register/draw your first cards.  Ride out at 11 am.

This walking trail ride is for intermediate riders and trustworthy horses.  We ride through wilderness areas and could come in contact with cattle and wildlife (moose, deer, etc).  Non CLSC / ATRA members will need to sign a waiver.  No smoking or drinking on the trail.  An outhouse is available at the staging area and at the lunch spot. 

Note:  Wasps could be present.  Club not selling hot dogs or pop after the ride.


From Hwy 14, go south on Rge Rd 215 (which becomes RR 220).  At Twp Rd 504A, (about 3 mi), look left for the staging area.  Watch for signs-(STARS RIDE).                        OR

Going east on Hwy 625 (Nisku-Beaumont Rd.) / Twp Rd 504, cross Hwy 21, turn north on Rge Rd 221.  After mi, turn east on Twp Rd 504A for 1 mile.  Watch for signs-(STARS RIDE).

For more information call Vicki @ (780) 922-2227 or vickilawrence@interbaun.com

Click here for the STARS Donation Form


A schedule of activities for 2016 is on the "Events" page.
The Executive for 2016 is on the "Contact Us" page


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