Fall Riding Session 2016


Fall Session 2016
(13 weeks) : September 12 – December 10, 2016
Closed long weekend Oct 8,9,10 & Closed Nov 11th

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Looking for Therapeutic Riding Instructors

North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association (NFTRA), founded in 1973, provides therapeutic riding & equine programming, horse boarding, and instructor training in Maple Ridge, BC. We offer weekly therapeutic riding lessons to over 110 riders a week with the help of 100 weekly volunteers.

Occupational Certification:
A certificate or diploma from a recognized organization as a therapeutic riding instructor.

Ideal Candidates are:

  • Effective interpersonal communicators (written & verbal)
  • Able to work independently and cohesively with staff, volunteers, and riders for a focus on cooperation and collaboration
  • Able to use judgment & analytical thinking while maintaining confidentiality
  • Able to maintain rider records and complete reports to all government agencies as required
  • Able to attend new rider assessments, volunteer training, and horse shows as assigned
  • Adaptable & flexible in directing volunteers prior and during lessons
  • Driven by therapeutic values and ethics that apply to all members of our NFTRA community (people, horses, riders and the environment)

TR_LessonOperational Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to work variable hours – Lessons are between 9am and 7pm Monday – Saturday. Some Volunteer Training sessions are on Sundays or evenings. Horse shows are on weekends.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in outreach and fundraising activities

Schedule: We offer Therapeutic Riding Lessons 6 days a week in Maple Ridge BC year round. Instructor shifts are 4-5 hrs, Monday- Saturday. We are also expanding programing with Summer Camps and other equine related programming.  We are looking for an instructor to cover 1 or more shifts a week.

Additional Asset Qualifications:

  • Experience with equine assisted wellness programs
  • Certification in equine or riding programs
  • Post secondary education in education, health, fitness, wellness or related field

Conditions of Employment : A criminal record check is required

Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter by
Wednesday Aug. 15, 2016

Email or drop off resumes to the NFTRA office (Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm)
Attn: General Manager: manager@nftra.ca | NFTRA 13345 Park Lane, Maple Ridge, BC

Mailing Address: North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association
PO Box 31601 Meadowvale Shopping Centre, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2G7

Thank-you to all applicants, only those applicants who progress to an interview will be contacted.

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Summer Office Hours


During the month of July & August our office hours are as follows:
Monday to Thursday (9am to 4pm)
We are closed Friday-Sunday

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Horse ‘n Nature Day Camps

NFTRA is offering Horse ‘n Nature Day Camps this summer for ALL ABILITIES!

This will be a combination of horses, art activities and garden activities with a team of Therapeutic Riding Instructors and Recreational Therapists. Camps will be a combination of activities for all abilities and all ages.


Horse ‘n Nature Day Camps @ NFTRA – $347
4 day camp | Mon-Thurs | 9:30 am –  3:30 pm
August 15-18, 2016

Please contact the office @ 604-462-7786 if you would like to discuss a different week.

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Join us this weekend at our OBS Show

Our OBS Show runs 8am-5pm both days Saturday and Sunday @ MREC.

Ride Times (alphabetical by first name):
EC Bronze – EC Ride Times – NFTRA OBS 2016                                                                      HCBC NFTRA Ride Times & Schedule

 View OBS 2016 Program >>

Everyone is invited to come watch our riders at our OBS this Saturday @ NFTRA starting at 9am. Some of our riders will also be riding @MREC around noon Saturday.

Our riders finish here at 11:35 so I’d encourage everyone to come over to MREC at the announcer booth area around 11:45 so we can present our Head Coach who retired in the fall, Fionna Christensen, with her Gratitude Book that was wonderfully put together by our volunteer Val.

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NFTRA Open Benefit Show

Join us for our Annual Open Benefit Show  on June 25th & 26th
Entries close June 10th

2016 OBS Bronze Prize List

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NFTRA has openings in Boarding Barn

DSC_0001UPDATE: We have 3 spots available for June 1st, 2016.

Full Board Available. $600/month includes 6 flakes local hay (3 feeds a day) with turn out.

We have an indoor arena (available *outside* therapeutic program hours), outdoor arena and round pen and seasonal pastures. You are welcome to bring your own trainer.

The herd stays out in paddocks for summer 24/7 with option of shared pasture turn out. In the winter they are in stalls at night and paddocks during the day. We will feed any additional grain or hay you provide. Keeping your horse healthy and happy is our mission we have staff on site morning (7am)/evening (5pm).
Download NFTRA_BoardingApplication to apply  >>

Buck and Rupert

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