sue downing octra

Sue Downing

President @ Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association

Sue is currently the President of the Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association (OCTRA).  An event manager hosting three long distance trail riding events yearly since 2008 in the Dufferin County Forest Main Tract and past Organizing Committee member for Provincial and National Championships.  In long distance trail riding competition, she has recorded over 2,000 miles/3,218 km in the various disciplines of Endurance, Limited Distance, Set Speed, Ride and Tie and Competitive Trail Riding.  She has been a member of Team Ontario representing OCTRA at the Canadian Championships.  Within both Simcoe and Dufferin Counties as the OCTRA representative, she is a long-term advocate of equine trail use, and promotes trail etiquette to all guests of the forest.  She and her partner Mike reside on a hobby farm caring for many critters including chickens, turtles, cats and a dog plus owning, training and conditioning their horses since 1984.  She is a recently retired social worker with two adult sons and two grandchildren.