Volunteer Board Member Opportunity!

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Ongoing Fundraiser – Orion’s Legacy

On October 28, 2018, at the age of 22, we lost our dear friend, co-worker and equine therapist, ‘Orion’ to Colic. Orion was a key piece of the therapeutic riding puzzle at the North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association and will be dearly missed by many.

This loss has led us to actively fundraise in Orion’s honour, towards the purchase of a new Fjord therapy horse.

Please read, share & give if you can. Thank you!

Click Here to donate to our GoFundMe Campaign


Our beloved Orion

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Happy 2019 & Start of Winter Session

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Wishing everyone a very happy 2019! We open the year with a New Volunteer Orientation (Saturday January 5th 11:00-1:00) and the start of our Winter Riding Session (January 7th to March 16th). We look forward to seeing everyone very soon!


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Holiday Office Closure

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Giving Tuesday – November 27th



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New Year…New Volunteer Opportunities!

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Help us purchase a new horse! Our herd is aging and nearing retirement; we are eager to start working with new suitable horses to integrate into our specialized program.

Our horses are well cared for and never lack affection or attention.  With nearly 100 riders, 100 + volunteers and staff, they are loved on all day long and live a well balanced life of work and down time.  We currently have a wonderful mix of ponies and horses, but it is an aging herd of geldings and mares and they all deserve a chance to retire while they are still able to enjoy life comfortably.  One by one, we hope to make that happen.

The benefits of Therapeutic Riding include: increased confidence, social skill building, a chance to build a human/animal bond, normalization of muscle tone, improved balance, increased core strength and so much more. The best part, is that the horses distract their riders from even realizing that they are indeed, in a therapy session.  The riders always leave with a huge smile and warm heart at the end of each ride.

Click Here To Donate To Our Gofundme Campaign

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NFTRA – Freedom Through Riding

How Can You Help?


Join our ranks of volunteers to help us run our program and care for our horses. We are also actively recruiting for  board members looking to use their business and professional expertise to help us during the year.


Whether you donate personally or through your organization we hope you will consider NFTRA when making your charitable donations. Your monetary contribution will sponsor a rider or help us care for our horses.

There are a variety of options for you to make a monetary donation:
Cash  | Cheque | E-transfer | Canada Helps


Consider becoming a horse or special event sponsor. We have several opportunities throughout the year.


Donations of goods-in-kind are gratefully welcomed.


Each year, in November, we hold a Silent Action fund-raiser and would appreciate donations for this events.

For more information please call 604-462-7786 or email our office info(at)nftra.ca.

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Introducing Our New Program Manager

We are very excited to announce the addition of Erin McRae to our team as Program Manager. Erin comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in the horse and therapeutic riding industry. Please give her a warm welcome!

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