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Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-767-0700
Fax 519-767-0435
Primary Contact Administrator; Phone: 519-767-0700; Email:
Agency Information
Established 1980
Primary Executive Administrator; Phone: 519-767-0700; Email:
Description and Service Details
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 centresProgram: for CanTRA Instructor Certification
Site Information
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
5420 Hwy 6 N
RR 5
Guelph, ON
Canada N1H 6J2
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Equestrian Therapy ; Hippotherapy ; Occupational/Professional Licensing and Certification

Agency Overview

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