Updated: May 10, 2012
3885B 96th St.
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.
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.
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.
To Pacific & Prairie Horse
Journal for their ongoing donation
of space in their magazine.
We appreciate that you always find room for us!