Enjoyment – Achievement – Challenge
Enhancing quality of life for people living with disabilities through accredited therapeutic horseback riding and other horse-assisted programs.
The Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton (TROtt) is a registered charity where children and adults living with disabilities have a great time, while gaining the physical, mental and cognitive benefits of evidence-based activities with horses. At TROtt, sport, therapy, learning and fun come together in our enjoyable, challenging environment. With the help of our specially trained horses and over 100 wonderful volunteers, our certified staff provide accessible and inclusive riding and non-mounted programs for people with a variety of physical, mental, developmental and learning disabilities. TROtt is the only therapeutic riding centre in the Ottawa area that is accredited by the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association, that sets national practice standards.
Join Our Great Team Of Volunteers
Our volunteers make it all happen! Through activities such as walking beside a rider or calling out locations for visually impaired riders, volunteers make it possible for us to accommodate a range of abilities. Volunteers also help in other roles, from exercise riding to communications. In 2022, over 100 volunteers contributed more than 7,000 hours on all aspects of our work.
Our Wonderful Horses
Spotlight: Presenting Charlie
Video made by Ikram Khan @ 1kram.khan on Instagram.
Our wonderful horses are carefully selected and specially trained to support a broad range of health and well-being outcomes.
Meet our other horses here.
How Else Can You Support TROtt?
TROtt relies on donations to keep our programs affordable and accessible.
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