/The Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association’s National Conference is happening in 2020!

The Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association’s National Conference is happening in 2020!

Interested in pursuing the calling of therapeutic equine-assisted actives?

CanTRA is bringing together experts from a diversity of fields from across the country to meet together at Olds College, in Olds Alberta, May 29-31, 2020. 

Professionals outstanding in the areas of Physiotherapy, Hippotherapy, Biomechanics, Para-Dressage, Equine-Facilitated Wellness, Instructor Certification, and Program Management will offer valuable tools to provide excellence in a challenging field.

Pippa Hodge – ‘Training the eye of the Instructor’- lecture and demonstration.

Teg Harper – ‘Enhancing the Position’ -Biomechanics for the complex needs body to enhance the longevity of the therapeutic horse.

Jane James – ‘Leading the Transition from Recreational Riding to Para-Sport’

Tricia Mellor and Katlyn Wildfang– ‘Examining the theoretical foundations of Equine-Facilitated Wellness (EFW)’

Best practices for Mounting and Dismounting -Facilitated by CanTRA Examiners using both English and Western saddles, mounting blocks/platforms, and ramps.

Panel Discussions – Focused on Board/Program management, Fundraising, and Adaptations for specific disabilities.

Find Registration, Speaker Bios, details on Accommodations and Travel and more at www.cantra.ca under ‘2020 Conference.’

As the governing body for therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities (EAA) in Canada, CanTRA is responsible for establishing and maintaining standards for instructors and program centres. By creating a foundation of quality training and ongoing support, we bring positive change to the lives of people through therapeutic riding and EAA benefiting their mental, social and physical wellbeing.



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