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The ECTA Lion’s Head event planned for June 20th has been rescheduled for Sunday July 18th, within Step 2 of the reopening plan.

The Niagara Trial has been rescheduled for July 4th, 2021.

We will be posting the pre-entry form shortly subject to Provincial guideline changes, as is the new norm!

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Thank you for your patience. Keep those feet on the pegs.


At this time with the current COVID-19 Stay-at-Home restrictions, we are unable to proceed with the Niagara event on June 13th, until the Roadmap to Reopen is implemented, and larger group gatherings are clarified.

Watch this space for the rescheduled date.

Neil Carter


As a result of Doug Ford’s recent announcement, the ECTA has no option but to reschedule their May 29th & 30th Lion’s Head Trial until June 20th, 2021. (aka Fathers Day ..stay tuned for more details)

Stay Safe, stay home, …and stay alert for updates!


The April Tweed Trial has been rescheduled for August, so the first event of the season will be the Lion’s Head – ECTA event at the end of May.

With the lockdown now extended provincially we cannot be certain as to any event dates, but we will update you as new information becomes available. Subscribe to our newsletter here to receive news and event updates.

Stay Safe and well. Think positively and keep those feet on the pegs!

View the most up to date season schedule here.


Seasons Greetings from the Amateur Trials Association. Looking forward to a full schedule in 2021. Stay safe and keep your feet up.


Here are the final results for the ATA 2020 Series.

Special thanks to the series event organizers Dave Butler, Dave Cordy, Dave Southam, Clive & Elaine Barnes-Moss,
and their setup crews for all the extra effort involved in holding safe and socially distant events.

Personal thanks to those behind the scenes whose hard work too often goes unnoticed, including Joyce Butler, Helen Cordy,
Pat Southam, Elaine Mowry, and my very understanding, under appreciated support team of Theresa and Melissa, who spent countless hours with COVID-19 regulations, pre-entry forms, email reminders, and prompt results turnaround.

Thank you. NC

Click here to view full results.


Thank you to those who attended the ATA Lions Head Trial and for following the Covid-19 protocol. As always the biggest thanks to jovial event hosts Elaine & Clive, for pulling off this event in such complicated times.

Many thanks to:

Clerk of the course: Clive Barnes-Moss, and his setup crew of Don Wilson and Jim Cox.
Social distancing Sign-In: Elaine Mowry
Score card cyphers: Elaine & Shirley
Checkers: Helen & Tina, John, Mark, Don, Donna, Jim, Clive, Greg, Steve, Joe, Joyce & Shelley.
Parking: Thank you to the very generous neighbours for allowing riders to park on their properties.


A reminder that this year’s ECTA Lion’s Head Trial will be organized in conjunction with the ATA, and held on Sunday, October 18th, 2020. Pre-entry registration is required as soon as possible, and by Saturday October 10th at the latest. Event organizers need to know how many riders will be attending to arrange sufficient parking, and section spacing. We are planning to have socially distant checkers at each section, so help from guests will be much appreciated. We have also made new arrangements this year for off-road discreet parking.

To pre-register please:

  1. Read our COVID-19 Safety Measures and questionnaire here.
  2. Fill out this pre-registration form as soon as possible.
  3. Send your pre-entry fee of $25 (or $30 for Clubman) via e-transfer to