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Useful Websites For More Information

The following links provide ways of gaining further information on therapeutic riding for the disabled and on horses in BC. The following sections are covered:


Financial Assistance

If a parent cannot afford therapeutic riding lessons, they may be able to get financial assistance. We list below some possibilities.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart - Funding Guidelines
The Canadian Tire Jumpstart program works with community organizations to form local Chapters that identify and approve the children who receive support. If you would like to apply for your child to receive support, Canadian Tire Jumpstart accepts applications from eligible families twice per year: 1) the last 2 weeks in January; and 2) the first 2 weeks in June.
President's Choice?Children's Charity
The President's Choice?Children's Charity helps families with a child with a physical or developmental disability who is 18 years of age or under. Grants can help with mobility equipment, an environmental modification or therapy.
The Sunshine Foundation
The Sunshine Foundation is the only Canadian charity to provide individual dreams to children with severe physical disabilities (such as spina bifida or cerebral palsy) as well as life-threatening illnesses. In fact, 80% of Sunshine Kids are challenged by a severe physical disability.
Variety, the Children's Charity - Individual Grants
Variety provides financial assistance for children who have special needs, with the costs of a wide range of equipment, therapies, educational, social and recreational programs. Variety is unable to consider any further requests for dental treatment, speech and language or other therapies for the balance of this grant year. Please enquire after August 1st, 2010, to request an application for consideration in our next grant year, commencing October 1st

Therapeutic Riding Associations

BC Therapeutic Riding Association
BCTRA promotes the use of the horse for therapy, sport and recreation for people with disabilities in British Columbia, Canada.
Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CANTRA)
CanTRA is the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association, providing support to individuals and groups through education, certification, insurance coverage, communication and accreditation
Para Equestrian Canada (PEC)
Para-Equestrian sport includes all equestrian disciplines practiced by people with disabilities. Many disabled athletes are capable of competing in able-bodied Equine Canada competitions, which often involves the use of specialized supportive tack or compensatory aids.
American Hippotherapy Association
American Hippotherapy Association Inc. (AHA, Inc.) promotes the use of the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy in physical, occupational and speech-language therapy sessions for people living with disabilities.
North American Riding for the Handicapped Association
Since 1969, the NARHA has provided Equine Assisted Activity and Therapy (EAAT) programs in the United States and Canada through its network of nearly 800 member centers.

Associations for the Disabled

BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD)
For over 30 years, the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia. Its mission is to raise awareness around issues that affect the lives of people who live with a disability.
Citizens for Accessible Neighbourhoods (C.A.N.)
C.A.N is a non-profit society promoting universal access to infomation, buildings, public spaces and adapted sports. Accessibility issues, spotlights, info on local events and contact details.
ConnecTra is a connecting agency, linking people with disabilities to activities and programs that will, over time, allow them to gain confidence and become more active and involved in community life.
BC Disability Sports
BC Disability Sports is a leading non-profit organization promoting awareness of sport and recreation of British Columbians with disabilities.
Developmental Disabilities Association
The Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) provides over 50 community-based programs and services for children, youths, and adults. The Developmental Disabilities Association not only strives to enable people with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential, but also is one of the largest daycare providers in the Lower Mainland.

Horses in British Columbia

Horse Council BC (HCBC)
Horse Council BC is a membership-driven not-for-profit association representing the interests of the equine industry in all sectors throughout British Columbia.
Equine Canada
Equine Canada is an extensive infrastructure of professional staff, volunteers with lifelong experience in the horse and sport industry, competition organizers, Provincial partners, affiliated National organizations and members. Working together, we provide programs and services for the entire Canadian equine community.
Circle F Horse Rescue Society
Circle F Horse Rescue Society is a registered nonprofit, charitable organization that cares for horses and, when ready, adopts them out to appropriate homes. All horse care and organizational matters are provided by volunteers

Other Horse Services

Gaitpost Magazine
Equestrian News, Articles, Veterinary Tips and Horses For Sale.

Equine411.com is the largest online Horse Industry & Equine Directory of Businesses and Stallions in Canada, United States, and around the world.

Happy Horseback Saddles
Happy Horseback Saddles sells Barefoot treeless saddles in Canada.