To provide accredited therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted programs that will enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities.
The Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton (TROtt) has been providing therapeutic riding lessons for children and adults with physical, developmental and learning disabilities for over 45 years.
To grow as a centre of excellence for therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted programs that is recognized in our community and beyond.
We are proud of our program and of the support we provide for families in our community. What makes our program so significant is TROtt supports the Canadian standardization of therapeutic riding instruction and has Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) and Equestrian Canada certified instructors. CanTRA is a member of Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI) and is recognized as the only governing body for therapeutic riding in Canada. In February 2010, TROtt was awarded Accreditation Status by CanTRA and we continue to be the only accredited therapeutic riding centre in the Ottawa area. In addition to ensuring our staff and facility are accredited, we support quality standards in equine-assisted activities by arranging trainings, certifications, clinics and workshops at our facility.
Volunteerism – As the cornerstone of our service delivery model, volunteers are valued, well-trained and thanked regularly.
Inclusivity – We facilitate access to the joys and benefits of equine-assisted therapies and activities. We mindfully create a place where all people feel safe, respected, and valued.
Excellence – As the only CanTRA-accredited stable in the Ottawa-Carleton region, we aim to achieve excellence in all activities.
Safety – We provide a culture of safety with formal protocols that are learned and followed at all times.
Compassion – We consistently exercise compassion and patience in our interactions with clientele, with the horses, and with each other.
We invite you to come and see what we’re all about. We simply ask that you give us a call to schedule a visit. With the calm energy of our horses combined with the fresh country air and beautiful surroundings, TROtt promises an experience you won’t forget.