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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:  October 20th, 2016

Silent Auction for Canadian Cancer Society

Door Prizes, PLUS a draw for 2 Alberta Horse Conference registrations for people who take out their 2017 membership on or before October 20th!

Guest Speaker Kateri Cowley - How Horses Teach Us to Become Good Leaders

Kateri Cowley grew up at world famous Ranch – Rafter Six Ranch where riding everyday was not just a passion, it was a part of life. She developed many “tactical skills” being outside the arena and knowing how to teach a horse to trust her through challenging mountainous terrain. It was from here that she got discovered for the big screen, start-ing stunt riding at the young age of 7 for the Olson Twins. She wrangled for many international movies and with actors such as Brad Pitt, Charlie Boorman, Mark Wright, and many more!
Kateri’s formal training started at the reputable Olds College and then she went to Texas to apprentice with prestigious cutting horses, then worked alongside in-credible liberty horse trainer Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship and in Kentucky training Race Horses, and in England with World Champion Competitive Driving.
Kateri was crowned 2009 Calgary Stampede Princess where she travelled worldwide to repre-sent the esteemed event. In 2010, she won the first ever Extreme Cowboy Race event held in Canada, and to become the first woman to win the Calgary Stampede Championship in 2014 along with the Extreme Cowboy Alberta Championship. She also competed at the World level consistently placing within top ten. She was also one of 3 women to ever compete at the Mane Event 3 day Trainers Challenge and received a standing ovation with a massive crowd. Months later, she was asked to speak at Ted Talks xYYC revealing “How horses teach us to become great Leaders” in front of a live crowd of 1800 people. However, with all of the accomplish-ments and “Extreme-ness” Kateri takes on an approach to horsemanship with a gentle, and easy to understand and relate to program. She focuses her training on gaining respect and trust in the foundation of the training portion. She also believes that “the secret” to horsemanship can be revealed to whomever seeks it…


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.



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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