B.C. THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION

Membership Renewal Form

Our Members

Updated: September 27, 2013

Candice Miller
President
3885B 96th St.
Delta, B.C.
V4K 3N3

(604) 590-00897

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WELCOME!

The B.C. Therapeutic Riding Association was formed in 1986, as the provincial organization for groups providing horseback riding as therapy for people with disabilities. We are a registered charitable organization, committed to improving the quality of life for young people and adults who have disabilities.

B.C.T.R.A. serves nearly 30 riding groups in the province. We provide representation at the provincial level to government agencies and other disability sports organizations. Through information and resource sharing, we bring together organizations, individuals and government to provide opportunities for the many riders, volunteers, health care professionals and riding instructors dedicated to therapeutic riding.

Our volunteer Board Of Directors is comprised of representatives from these member riding groups.
 
 

We are a member of:
  • The Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association.
  • The Horse Council of British Columbia. 
  • OUR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    HOW THERAPEUTIC RIDING HELPS

    Therapeutic riding for the disabled has been recognized for decades as physically, psychologically, socially and educationally beneficial. Horseback riding can improve balance and co-ordination, strengthen muscles, increase circulation and decrease spasticity. Motor functions are improved by this unique and enjoyable therapy.

    Horseback riding increases concentration and improves learning skills. Riders are challenged and are rewarded with a sense of achievement. They experience a general feeling of well-being, self-esteem and self-confidence.

    The disabled person may also develop a strong bond of respect, trust and kinship with the horse, volunteers and fellow riders.

    Riding has a place in overcoming perceptual or developmental problems.
     

    WHO CAN WE HELP?

    Horseback riding helps children and adults who have conditions such as:
     
    • cerebral palsy
    • spinal bifida
    • multiple sclerosis
    • spinal cord injuries
    • traumatic brain damage
    • visual impairments
    • autism
    • hearing impairments
    or are:
     
    • developmentally delayed
    • mentally challenged
    • amputees
    • stroke survivors

    JOIN OUR VALUABLE VOLUNTEERS

    Volunteers are needed to fetch, groom, and tack horses for riding sessions, lead them in the ring during therapy, and walk beside riders that have balance problems or need other support. Volunteers also help with many of the duties of running a volunteer based program and caring for a stable of horses.

    Can you fit a few hours a week into your routine, to help someone who really needs you?  Perhaps you are the parent of a teenager that would not only be a great asset to a program, but would also learn valuable life skills from the experience.  Please visit BCTRA’s Membership List to find the therapeutic riding program  closest to you and come on in and lend a hand.
     

    SPECIAL THANKS

    To Pacific & Prairie Horse Journal for their ongoing donation
    of space in their magazine.
    We appreciate that you always find room for us!
    Thank you!

    http://www.horsejournals.com


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