Therapeutic Riding Program
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donation to our general funds.
“More Than Just a Pony Ride,” therapeutic riding is a
unique program that uses horses as therapists. While
learning riding and horsemastership skills, people with
mental, emotional and/or physical disabilities gain a
host of benefits. Riders may participate for a variety
of reasons: rehabilitation, skill development, fun,
recreation, and may even compete. In order to meet each
rider’s individual needs, their program is specifically
designed for them. Therapists, the instructor and the
rider him/herself are involved in customizing a
As a Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association
(CanTRA) full member centre, the CDSCL Therapeutic
Riding Program offers riding lessons to folks of all
ages and abilities during an 8 week spring session, a
four week summer session and an 8 week fall session.
Therapeutic riding is a volunteer intensive activity
some riders may need as many as 3 volunteers one to lead
the horse and one on either side. The program has been
fortunate to have a number of very dedicated volunteers
who have been essential to the success of this program.
If you would like to join this amazing team, please
visit the Volunteering page for more information.
849 Erickson St., the facility consists of a fenced
riding ring for safely conducting riding lessons, a
covered tack up area, fenced paddocks for the horses and
access to trail riding through orchards.
information on Therapeutic Riding or to make a donation
to the program, contact Michelle Whiteaway at
250-428-2296 or e-mail at
Please visit our
Application Forms page for rider and volunteer