NATRC Region 4

About Us

What is NATRC?

Covering Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, we are one of six geographical regions within the North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC).

NATRC is a national sanctioning body for Competitive Trail Rides in the United States. It is based on the philosophies of stimulating the breeding and use of horses possessed of stamina and hardiness for trail riding and to encourage good horsemanship, training and conditioning of these horses.

Competitive Trail Riding is fun!

It is a great way to build a partnership with your horse through training, conditioning, and education. You and your horse will build trust and confidence in each other and in yourselves, whether you take home ribbons or not! Competitive trail riding is a great family activity. Children aged 8 or over on the day of the ride can compete. Parents who are competing may ride with their competing children. Family or friends who don’t want to compete may volunteer to assist ride management.

If you’ve never done a CTR before, don’t be intimidated. If you just tell ride management it’s your first ride, you’ll be flabbergasted at how helpful everyone will be! All you need to do is ask and you’ll get all the help and guidance you can possibly stand–and then some!

Find out more, including information about our divisions, by visiting our National website.


Join NATRC as a new member today, and you’ll experience your first year of membership for free! Enjoy many great member benefits and we’re convinced that once you’ve tried CTR, you’ll see a difference in your riding and your relationship with your horse.

Although it’s a competitive sport, it’s not only about keeping yourself challenged or achieving awards, it’s about comradery and building friendships with fellow riders who enjoy riding as much as you do.