Strategic Plan - 2021 - 2024
Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association (VTRA) was formed in 1982 to provide a therapeutic riding experience to children and adults with diverse abilities throughout the Greater Victoria area. Today, VTRA is a non-profit charitable organization that uses horseback riding as a recognized therapeutic aid and offers a variety of equine-assisted activities to more than 200 children and adults throughout the region. VTRA is made up of a volunteer board, a small staff team of six and more than 275 volunteers who, through their dedicated contribution of time, enable participants to benefit each week.
VTRA respectfully acknowledges that we operate on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Esquimalt and Songhees) and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples. We are grateful to be able to teach, play and learn on these beautiful lands.
Learning, connection, and joy through the power of horses.
Build individual capacity through human and horse teamwork.
The VTRA is committed to inclusivity, diversity, equity and equine welfare—we value difference and individuality and a proactive and adaptive approach to meeting our members needs. Our mission is to serve others. We provide opportunities for people of all abilities to connect, learn, grow and thrive. This is at the heart of everything we do.