2018 was a very special year for us! We have been providing 30 years of service...30 years! 2018 was an extra special year and we are looking forward to the next 30 years to come!
30 Years of History
1988 Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association (KTRA) incorporated as a society Initial operations were in Barnhartvale 2000 operations moved to Knutsford 2005 at that point operations were are at the current Crestline location 2005 – the riding program was seasonal and only had one staff member – an instructor. All hard labour for cleaning the yard, tack etc was done as work bee with board members. 2008 - successful capital project – new barn purchased and put up at current location 2009 - Tiffany Burns was hired as instructor, but began to provide many good ideas about expanding and moved into Role of Program Director and more staff was hired. 2014 - Ashley Sudds was hired as Session Coordinator and we hosted our first recorded Open House October 2014 - Ashley moved into the newly-created role of Assistant Manager September 2015 - Ashley moved into the newly-created role of Executive Director 2015 - Youth At-Risk Program Started 2016 - Two of our Instructors received their CanTRA Certification 2016/2017 - Another successful capital project: Hay Shed. Many thanks to Warner Rentals and Shawn Anderson. 2017 - New Office Trailer donated and delivered by Horizon North, Vaulting Program Started, Two of our Instructors received their Path Certification 2018 - 30th Anniversary and we have LOTS planned! Mary Longden is coming for a clinic/workshop. We are having a HUGE Open House, we will be hosting our second annual fundraising event Soar for More. We are also offering an Adapted Vaulting Program. We received a research grant from TRU and will be offering an 8 week program for First Responders dealing with PTSD. We also received a grant from TELUS to provide an 4 week program called "LEG UP" for youth to help learn employment skills.