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.

****** We are currently looking for a Saturday Therapeutic Riding Instructor to join us for March 2017. ******

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 letters via:
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.


About nftrarides

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" We offer a selection of therapeutic riding courses for individuals with disablilities living in the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada.
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