North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association (NFTRA) is a non-profit charitable organization enriching the lives of children and adults who experience physical, mental, emotional or social challenges by providing safe and professional therapeutic equine programming.


NFTRA has been providing therapeutic riding in Maple Ridge for over 40 years. We service all communities north of the Fraser River from West Vancouver to Mission. We have over 90 adults and children receiving weekly therapeutic riding lessons in four sessions per year. We have paid Instructors, Barn Workers, a Barn Manager, an Executive Director, Office Manager and a Program Manager.  We rely heavily on over 100 volunteers per week to successfully run our program.

The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association (NFTRA) has an annual operating budget of over $300,000. It is an ongoing challenge to meet our annual budget, and 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.