Closed for Easter

Please note – We will be closed for the Easter long weekend. No lessons Fri April 14, Sat April 15 & Mon April 17th. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!


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NFTRA Boarding

DSC_0001UPDATE Spring 2017: We are currently full


Buck and Rupert

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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.

****** 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: | 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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Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting

 Notice is hereby given that the 2017 Annual General Meeting
of the North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association
will be held at the NFTRA Office
at 13345 Park Lane, Maple Ridge on
Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm

for the following purposes:

  1. To receive the report of the directors and the accounts for the year ended December 31, 2017.
  1. To approve the operations and programming budget for 2017.
  1. To approve the new Bylaws in according with the New Societies Act 2017.
  1. To elect Board Members
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Reminder:NFTRA membership fees ($25) are due January 1st.

All members must be paid up by January 31st, 2017 in order to be in good standing.

Please download NFTRA Membership Form and email form to or mail to
PO Box31601, Meadowvale Shopping Centre, Pitt Meadows, V3Y 2G7 .

NFTRA Memberships fees are $25.
Payment can easily be completed by:

  1. E-transfer $25 to
  2. Bring cash into the office between 9-4pm Mon-Friday
  3. Mail cheque to: PO Box31601, Meadowvale Shopping Centre, Pitt Meadows, V3Y 2G7
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Therapeutic Barn in Maple Ridge – Looking for a Barn Worker

Looking for a Barn Worker

Our Therapeutic Riding Program located in Maple Ridge BC is looking for Barn Workers. We run 6 days a week from our 17 acres with two barns and an indoor arena.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities revolve around giving great care to our horses. Duties may include feeding, cleaning stalls/paddocks, filling waters, turnin/out, fixing fences, fixing hotwire, property maintenance along with reporting any herd or facility safety concerns to the Herd Manager.

Ideal Candidates

  • Must be a confident & empathetic horse handler with basic knowledge of horse behavior & equine health.
  • Must be able to perform the physical duties of the job and be on-time.
    (Morning shifts start at 7am (3-4hrs) evening shifts start at 5pm(2hrs)
  • Must be self directed and able to work with little supervision.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to our General Manager at the NFTRA office Mon-Fri between 9-4pm (13345 Park Lane, Maple Ridge, BC) or by email (
Only those applicants who progress to an interview will be contacted.

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Winter Session

Winter Session has begun! January 3-March 11
*Stay tuned to our Facebook page for any weather related disruptions*
Please dress warm!


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