Riders living with disabilities improve their riding skills and achieve standardized riding level certifications with the support of our certified coaches. Our para-equestrians may enter on-line or in person competitions as one way to measure the development of their skills. However, para-riders may or may not participate in competitions, depending on their personal goals.
TROtt’s Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association and Equestrian Canada certified instructors use their adaptive teaching skills to enable individuals with special needs to ride to the best of their ability in a safe and fun environment. Riders work towards goals tailored to their individual needs to provide a positive experience for the individual. Goals may address leisure, education, social skills, competition in the sport, and fitness.
Some common diagnoses of our adaptive riding community are: Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, Amputation, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Generalized Anxiety and Autism.
Being a part of our Special Olympics Team builds self-confidence and independence in the individual and fosters commitment and socialization skills. This is achieved through monthly team meetings and special events. We offer the opportunity to learn new skills in horse care, horse handling and riding skills. There is also the opportunity for participation in competition both in person and virtually.
Summer or March Break Camps
Children and youth living with disabilities have a great time at our horse and stable-focused camps.
Watch our website, Facebook and Instagram for announcements of camps and other recreational opportunities through the year.