• Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association

    Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association


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    About Us

    The Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association provides therapeutic riding and equine-based therapeutic services for persons with disabilities. We promote and facilitate access to horses as a therapeutic alternative, recreational/sport opportunity, and agent of well-being in the lives of all participants. Through the power of the human-equine bond, CTRA brings together individuals, families, and the community in the spirit of healing, inclusion, and human growth.

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    CTRA works with participants from the age of 4 +
    Therapeutic riding is powerful therapy - in disguise!
    Participants experience an incredible bond with their horse
    Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and we are always welcoming more faces to the team.
    The Stable Management Vocational Development Program uses the therapeutic environment of the stable yard to teach transferable job skills
    Volunteers need no experience - all the training is provided
    Our horses are patient, extensively trained animals with an affinity for people
    Equine-based therapies build confidence and self-esteem - in addition to being great fun!