What is NATRC?

The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) sanctions long distance competitive trail rides and clinics for riders of all equine breeds and disciplines in six regions throughout North America. We promote safety, sportsmanship, education and trail horse care through qualified evaluation of horse and rider by veterinary and horsemanship judges, in a fun, family-friendly environment. We also offer educational events to provide continuing education year-round.


  • Build horse and rider partnerships
  • Educate riders about horse care
  • Offer personal and competitive challenges
  • Provide camaraderie with other horse enthusiasts
  • Deliver fun and extraordinary opportunities for family engagement


NATRC has six regions (you are currently on the Region 5 website), each of which holds rides in their geographic area and maintains a schedule of their own rides. More detailed information about another region’s ride may be available on that region’s website, which can be found by clicking on the region map button below.

NATRC - Region 1 NATRC - Region 2 NATRC - Region 3 NATRC - Region 4 NATRC - Region 5 NATRC - Region 6

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