We Offer:

  • 2 sessions a year – spring/fall.

  • Open to school aged (5 – 18) special needs children from the entire Foothills area.

  • An ‘orientation day’ for all volunteers at start of session.

  • 6 weeks of program for our riders.

  • Student coordinator works closely with schools on student selection.

  • Program runs Tuesdays daytime.

  • Individualized program goals for each rider.

  • Safety equipment for all riders includes approved helmets, boots and safety belts.

  • Our riders help to groom, tack and lead their horses.



Program Objectives:

  • Improve balance, muscle control, strength and coordination.

  • Improve self-esteem, provide opportunities for success.

  • Improve social skills, speech and language.

  • Challenge the rider as a 'whole' - their physical, mental, social and emotional self through interacting with the horse, volunteers and other riders.

  • Use functional riding skills to achieve specific therapeutic goals for each rider.

  • To provide an opportunity for each rider to have "FUN" and a positive equine experience.


New Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday, April 16
9am - Noon

Returning Volunteer Orientation

Spring Session Riding Dates:
Tuesdays: April 23, 30
Tuesdays: May 7, 14, 21, 28

Okotoks Agricultural Society Agriplex

Morning Class Times: 9:00am and 10:30am
Afternoon Class Times: 12:15pm and 1:30pm
Please arrive 15 minutes before class

​​For more information about our program
or to volunteer, please contact our
Volunteer Coordinator:

Phone: 403-995-1030
email: info@FTRA.ca