Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association

Contact Information
Alternate Name CanTRA
Office Phone 519-767-0700
Fax 519-767-0435
Description (Site) Orchard Park Office Centre
Site Location Guelph-North
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
5420 Hwy 6 N, RR 5
Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
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Intersection Hwy 6 N and Woodlawn Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Promotes challenge, achievement and empowerment for children and adults with disabilities through interaction with horses.
Description (Service) Provides standards of certification / education for therapeutic riding instructors * manages instructor certification program * consultant services, conferences, workshops, seminars

Programs include:
Hippotherapy: utilization of the horse for therapeutic / rehabilitative purposes
Equine-Facilitated Wellness: strategies and techniques that bring together clients and horses in healing and learning environments

There are approximately 80 member centres across Canada that offer therapeutic riding, recreation, sport and life skills programs - see website for list or to use Member Centre map locator
Hours Office hours Mon, Wed-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility No restrictions
Application For therapeutic riding services in the Guelph Wellington area, contact Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre at 519-837-0558
Languages English ; French
Fees Membership - annually for individual members and CanTRA member centres ; Program - for CanTRA Instructor Certification
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1980
Funding Donations
Print Material CanTRA Caller newsletter
Resources CanTRA is a member of the Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI) and is recognized by HETI as the only governing body for therapeutic riding in Canada.
Service Categories Equestrian Therapy ; Hippotherapy ; Occupational/Professional Licensing and Certification