Introduction to NATRC: Clinic at Greenland Open Space


Obstacle Stop: Off-side mount


Pulse and Respiration Stop


Mother and daughter on the trail.

If you ever wondered  what a North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) Competitive Trail Ride is all about this might be a good place to start!

Have you tried an NATRC ride in the past and would like to learn more or sharpen up your trail riding skills?  Here’s your chance to participate in a “hands on” experience.  With our low “mentor to rider” ratio, this is a great opportunity to get some personalized coaching in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Join NATRC for this fun and educational Introduction to NATRC clinic at the Greenland Open Space (located just off I-25 between Castle Rock and Colorado Springs). Bring your horse or come without one.  We will divide the clinic participants into groups of four riders and  one experienced NATRC rider (parents/kids and friends can be assigned to the same group). The groups will then go from “station to station” so every horse and rider will have a chance to learn some tips, and to try their hand at many of the obstacles you might find on a competitive trail ride. Auditors,  those individuals without a horse, will have an experienced ‘coach’ as well, who will explain what the riders are doing. We will take a maximum of 24 riders with horses, plus four auditors.

Tentative Schedule:
8:30 – 9 AM: Registration and group assignment
9 – 9:15 AM: Welcome, Introductions and Briefing
9:30 – 12:30 AM: Groups to stations
12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch, Q&A, Wrap-up
Lunch will be provided, with a Q&A period to wrap up the clinic.
Afternoon, it’s your choice! Practice more obstacles, ride the trails or head back home.

Station 1 (parking lot, obstacle course): Trailer safety, vetting in/out, in hand obstacles, mount
Station 2 (obstacle course): Mounted work on selected obstacles on the obstacle course
Station 3 (trail: 3 mile trail ride) Learn about timing out, timing in, pacing, pulse and respiration, on the trail obstacles, ride etiquette and rules/ guidelines.

Fees:  $40/rider with horse,  $30 auditor/no horse (fees include lunch)

For More Information:  Contact Susan Peters  (719) 488-2267 or Pam Galchutt  (719) 481-6561

Registration: Include your name,  email address, phone numbers (home and cell), and preference for vegetarian or non-vegetarian lunch.  Send your check (full payment) made out to: CTR and mail to: Pam Galchutt, 3360 Schilling Road, Monument, CO  80132

Directions:  Take I-25 to the Greenland exit (exit 167) , go west 1/4 mile, then south 1/2 mile into the park.

Visit NATRC Region 3 online for additional information.

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