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.

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.





​​​Volunteer Orientation/Training

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
for NEW volunteers: 9:00am-Noon
for RETURNING volunteers: 11:00-Noon

Fall Session Riding Dates:
Tuesday: September 26
Tuesdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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