Ballot update for CTPA Board of Directors:

Since we ran into time constraints at the Finals, I am attempting to use a program called Election Runner to send out the ballots to your email and to bring CTPA into the techo age! You will be able to vote via email.

You will receive an email with a vote ID/key code to use. This means that you can only vote once. In the case of husband/wife with the same email, I will give you each a separate code.

If you do not have an email address, let me know and I will be able to get you connected with an email to use.

As you can see, this is going to take me a little bit to set it up and get it out to you, but once done, it will be simple to use in the future for anything that requires a vote or an opinion relating to CTPA. If you have a different email than you supplied on your membership form, be sure and send it to me at

I hope to have this done and complete after the Vegas show. Be patient with me.

Thanks again to all CTPA members!


On behalf of CTPA, we would like to thank everyone who attended the finals and Kick-Off events this weekend and hope that you all left with a good feeling. Some trailers were heavier with new saddles and "stuff" when they pulled out and some hopefully left with the determination to do it next year.

As I said in the membership meeting, we had a very good year, and if we have another good year, awards will be phenomenal next year.

Mark your calendars for the Finals at RimRock on September 28-29, 2018 and the Kickoff on September 30! See you down the road!

Our first event is scheduled for a 3-man sorting on March 17. We are looking at a new venue for this event.

Stay tuned and if you have any questions, contact a Board member....speaking of which, the ballots were not done this weekend due to time constraints, so they will be mailed out shortly....when I get caught up a bit....and the new ratings will be posted tomorrow on FB WITH ONLY THOSE WHO WERE CHANGED. if your name is not on the list, your rating is the same as this year. The complete list will be posted on CTPA website.

Thanks again to all of you who make CTPA what it is.

.... Donna ~ Emily

Member Info


The CTPA Board has been listening to its members regarding the Open Class. The Board has agreed to change both the Open Classes in the Penning and Sorting for the 2017 Season:

*No handicap * No draw * 6-ride limit*

Added bonus:

An incentive class has been to be added to the Open Class for teams whose riders are rated #4 and below. Incentive teams pay the same entry fee as the Open riders, but $15 of the entry fee will be paid back (100%) to the incentive winners and paid in accordance with the number of teams (i.e., 1- for-10 in penning and 1-for-15 in sorting).

The Board met at length on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

All other classes in Penning and Sorting will have a 6-ride limit, but will retain the requirement of one-draw team.

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