In the News

NFTRA has been profiled many times by our community newspapers and television. Please see the links below to stories about our program, people and horses.

February 2016

Wanted: big-hearted helpers at Maple Ridge therapeutic riding facility

October 2016

$1,000 Donation from Chances Casino


November 2016
$2,500 Donation from Maple Ridge Community Foundation

January 2015

Grant for North Fraser Therapeutic

October 2015

Thank-you to the NORTH FRASER YOGA TOUR 2015 for their generous donation to charity for $1795!!!
NFTRA and Cythera House were pleased to join several yoga studios and event sponsors (SunLife Financial, What’s On Magazine, In View Images, Ears Forward Coaching, RMSS) and Teddy the horse at NFTRA for a photo. Thank you to all the hard working event organizers and yoga teachers and studios who donated ALL their time, space and talents to make the NORTH FRASER YOGA TOUR 2015 a great success.

L-R: Renee Reusz (In Balanced Health), Jane Gallagher (Sapphire Island Yoga), Amanda Crowston (Osprey Yoga on the River), Dawn Daughton (SunLife Financial) , Teresa Green (Cythera House), Sharolyn Wandzura (NFTRA), Teddy the horse.


July 8, 2014

Places and Faces July 2014

December 12, 2013 – The News
Ridge students give riding association a leg up

October 1, 2013 – The Times
Donation helps riders

September 3, 2013 – The Times
Ride benefits young horse lover

February 5, 2013 – CTV BC
Riding association red tape


November 20th, 2012 – The Times
Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Grant helps NFTRA Volunteer Program

October 25, 2012 – Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Times
Children gain self esteem with horses
A therapeutic horseback riding association in Maple Ridge benefits people with  varying forms of disabilities

October 2012 – BC Therapeutic Riding Association News
New address for the North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association.

July 12, 2012 – Maple Ridge News
New digs for therapeutic riding association
Maple Ridge facility is moving further east to Webster’s Corner…

July 10, 2012 – Maple Ridge Times
New digs for horses
A Maple Ridge association that helps 85 clients with physical, emotional and developmental challenges is changing venues, starting Aug. 1.

January 5, 2012 – Maple Ridge News
Equestrian volunteers needed

December 15th, 2011Chilliwack Times
Santa Makes a Pit Stop at NFTRA

July 7, 2011 – Maple Ridge Times
Equestrian stables: Volunteer valued
Nicole Huber’s dedication at a local therapeutic riding centre hasn’t gone unnoticed

May 3, 2011 – Video on The Express
Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Special on The Express
Maple Ridge – Community – Melanie Pineda looks at the amazing work of the North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association and rider Deandra Gagnon

April 19, 2011 – Maple Ridge Times
Horses provide therapy for riders
Volunteering at the North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association is fulfilling, says its program coordinator.

February 2, 2011 – Maple Ridge Times
Variety difference night and day
At first, it was gut wrenching for Sonya Bartsch-Csillag to see her son Alex on a horse.