The Prince George Therapeutic Riding Association (PGTRA) was founded in 1992 when a group of dedicated parents and their children got together to form the association.
We offer therapeutic and recreational horseback riding to children and adults with disabilities. By focusing on the ability of each rider, our program complements the other types of treatment given to physically, mentally, or emotionally disabled individuals.
Our program strives for the highest standard of safety and instruction. We work with our instructors to help them achieve certification well as volunteers. We encourage people to come and watch our lessons. Our riders enjoy the spectators and try even harder when they know people are watching.
We always need volunteers to make the program a successful one.
We encourage volunteers to join us for the entirety of the 8-week session. This helps create a familiar and comfortable environment and for many children with disabilities creating this routine is very important, although we know this is not always possible.
We accept volunteers of 16 years of age and older. Those under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign for them.
All volunteers will need to undergo a criminal record check.
Previous work with horses and/or children with special needs is considered an asset but is not required. Orientation and training are provided to those volunteers who are interested in working hands on with the horses and riders.
The only real requirements are your interest and enthusiasm.