Horse Camps at CTRA

The Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association holds spring and summer camps for children of all abilities. Our camps are always incredibly popular and fill up quickly. A waiting list is common.  The popularity of these camps attests to the real need for opportunities like this for children with special needs.

Horse camps are an amazing "first contact" opportunity for children and their families who might be looking to therapeutic riding as a long-term therapeutic strategy and healthy activity. Moreover, for children with special needs, it can be hard to find suitable recreational opportunities.  Camp programs, like those at CTRA, are an amazing opportunity for children of all abilities to come together over a shared love of horses.  It is amazing how this common interest can de-construct perceptions of difference and bring a diverse group of children together in an environment of fun, education, and inclusivity.

Horse camps are also an incredible opportunity for positive personal growth experiences like making friends, achieving goals, and discovering abilities.  We have found that many children who join our camps stay involved with our program after discovering the benefits of therapeutic riding.  For those children already involved in the program, the camps are a great opportunity to immerse in the world of horses, develop skills, and meet other children who share the same passion.

Camp Dates 2017

Spring Camps:

March 20-24: Spring Break Camp

Summer Camps:

July 10-14: "In House" Camp (open to program registrants only)

July 17 - 21: Adapted Equestrian Vaulting Camp (learn more about AEV)

July 31 - August 4: Dressage Camp 

August 14 - 18: Summer Camp I 

August 21 - 25: Summer Camp II

Our camps are very popular and fill up extremely quickly.  Book early to avoid disappointment.  

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