As all of you are aware, the COVID19 pandemic has caused NFTRA to close its gates to our riders & the public for an undetermined amount of time. While we are doing our part to help flatten the curve, we are also still working hard on a daily basis, albeit on a skeleton crew, to ensure that the health and safety requirements of our horses are met.
With the postponement and likely cancellation of our spring session altogether, NFTRA is experiencing a financial crunch. Our horses still need to eat, to exercise, to have their feet cared for and to have any health concerns tended to by our Veterinarian. All of these things cost money and with the loss of revenue from cancelled lessons, stretching an already tight budget even further gets tougher by the day.
We are asking for your help. We need your help.
If you are unable to assist financially due to current circumstances, we completely understand and ask that you help out by sharing and spreading our ask within the community and to your friends and family.
Donations to NFTRA can be made via PayPal on our website or you can send E-transfers to firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations over $20 will receive a charitable donation receipt.
Please have a look at the attached poster for more information and please share, share share.
Lastly, to the supporters of our program, you are an amazing bunch of people. Thank you so much for the emails and voice mails to check in on us. These little messages go further than you can imagine these days! Our appreciation of your support cannot be expressed in a short FB post.
When the gates can be opened again, we will have one heck of a gathering to celebrate!
Much love to you all,
The NFTRA Team
The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association (NFTRA), an Accredited CanTRA Examination Centre, has been providing therapeutic riding in Maple Ridge for over 40 years; servicing all communities north of the Fraser River from West Vancouver to Mission. With over 80 adults and children receiving weekly therapeutic riding lessons in four sessions per year, we heavily rely on up to 100 volunteers per week to successfully run the program.
NFTRA has an operating budget of over $335,000. It is an ongoing challenge to meet our annual budget in order to continue providing this unique and unparalleled form of therapy. It is only through the generosity of our donors and sponsors, that we are able to do so for an ever growing number of individuals in need.