Grants Awarded to Canadian Therapeutic Riding Centres

first_imgIf you have any questions related to this project or any other Para-Equestrian Canada initiatives, please contact Para-Equestrian Canada at [email protected] or 613-248-3433 ext. 144. Tags: Para-Equestrian Canada, Sport Canada, Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association, Pony Pals Therapeutic Riding Association, e Equestrian Association for the Disabled, TEAD, Richmond Therapeutic Equestrian Society, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Through an ongoing partnership with Sport Canada, Para-Equestrian Canada is pleased to announce that four grants have been awarded to Canadian therapeutic riding centres.As part of this project, therapeutic riding centres that offer new competitive opportunities or increase their existing competition program for riders with a disability are eligible to receive a grant of up to $500. The aim of the grants is to encourage the participation of riders with a disability in competition Email* Horse Sport Enews The second series of the season came to a close on November 15, 2011. A total of four grants of $500 each were awarded to the following centres• Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association, Duncan, BC,• Pony Pals Therapeutic Riding Association, Delta, BC,• The Equestrian Association for the Disabled (TEAD), Mount Hope, ON, and• Richmond Therapeutic Equestrian Society, Richmond, BC.Some examples of how the grants will help therapeutic riding centres introduce riders to para-equestrian sport include funding for a new para-dressage ring, venue development, funding to host in-house competitions, sport promotion and clinic expenses.“TEAD has been privileged to receive several grants from Para-Equestrian Canada” said Hilary Webb, program director, TEAD (The Equestrian Association for the Disabled). “These grants have enabled us to firstly introduce competition to a handful of riders. This has now grown to having an annual in-house show in December where more than 60 riders have participated.“We are grateful to Para-Equestrian Canada for making this opportunity available. Our riders have benefitted immensely and our coaches are thoroughly enjoying working with our riders and sharing in their accomplishments,” continued Webb.The deadline to submit an application for the second series is March 15, 2012.  Centres interested in applying for the second series may do so by visiting the Para-Equestrian website at www.equinecanada.ca/para-equestrian. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more