The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association (NFTRA) is extremely grateful for the support of Lafarge through their donation of materials to complete our Outdoor Riding Arena Project in December 2014. We have over 90 riders receiving therapy each week from our 9 Equine Therapists. The lessons are conducted by certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors using the time and talents of over 85 volunteers per week. Lessons at our facility run 6 days a week in the Indoor Riding Arena and now we will be able to expand our programming in 2015 with the New Outdoor Arena.
Our lesson fees only cover about 30% of our annual budget of $290,000. For 2015 we are aiming to create a more financially sustainable organization by expanding our programming beyond riding. Now that we have more space we can create new income streams from boarding horses, meditation with horses/wellness programs and youth at risk empowerment programs.
Thank-you Lafarge for your generous donation of a truck and transfer of arena footing material, along with a donation of tonnage base costs. It is through your support and Murray Giffen’s guidance that we were able to bring this project to life and continue to keep our riders in the saddle!
The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association (NFTRA) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides safe, professional therapeutic equine activities enriching the lives of physically, emotionally and developmentally challenged individuals through social, recreational and national competitive riding programs.
Sharolyn Wandzura – General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org