Mission Statement

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This organization is incorporated under the laws of the State of Washington and shall be known as the International Mountain Trail Challenge Association (IMTCA) and shall be operated as a for-profit association in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington and the United States of America.

  • IMTCA will promote and encourage the development of and public interest in the sport of Mountain Trail.

  • IMTCA is dedicated to trail riding excellence and professionalism.

  • IMTCA focus is on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging and in providing a professional, fun-filled, family oriented atmosphere.

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The IMTCA is dedicated to the sport of Mountain Trail and Extreme Mountain Trail. The IMTCA’s mission is to promote and encourage the development of, and public interest in these sports. These sports exemplify the joy of excellent horsemanship and trail riding, and the organization strives to maintain that connection by focusing on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging, and in providing a fun-filled, family-oriented atmosphere at challenges, shows and events.

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The specific objectives of the IMTCA are to 1) promote and encourage development of, and public interest in the sport of Mountain Trail and Extreme Mountain Trail; 2) encourage excellent horsemanship and trail riding through the promotion of public IMTCA horse shows; 3) develop suitable and proper standards of performance and judging intended to govern all IMTCA horse contests sponsored and approved by the IMTCA; 4) encourage the development of better trail horses, and; 5) develop and disseminate informational material deemed desirable to provide contestants and spectators a better understanding of a proper performance of the Mountain Trail horse in the show arena.