Therapeutic Riders celebrate 30th

Inviting ‘everyone’ to its big 30th anniversary party Saturday June 18.

The Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association is inviting ‘everyone’ to its big 30th anniversary party Saturday June 18.

“Since its modest start in 1986 as a local chapter of the Pacific Riding for the Disabled, CTRA has grown into an independent nationally-recognized program serving hundreds of individuals and families,” said Development Officer Jennifer Barnes van Elk. “The program is made possible through extensive community support including the efforts of hundreds of volunteers contributing thousands of hours each year.”

“Twenty-sixteen marks 30 years of making a tremendous difference in the lives of persons with special needs,” said Anne Muir, CTRA’s Executive Director. “Thousands of families have been positively impacted by the work that is carried out by our association.”

The CTRA welcomes the public to celebrate at its facility on Providence Farm.

“This event is open to everyone who would like to take part,” said Barnes van Elk. “This is a great opportunity to celebrate with old friends or check CTRA out for the first time. Come grab a hot dog and piece of birthday cake and walk the grounds, check out the new riding arena, and visit the horses.”

“This is an all ages, no charge event,” says Barnes van Elk. “No RSVP is required. Bring your family, your friends, and your neighbors.”

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