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Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association Hosts Show Celebrating Participants’ Achievements


Victoria/Saanichton – June 14, 2024

Dozens of Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association (VTRA) participants are coming together this Saturday to strut their stuff during a day of competition at our Annual VTRA Horse Show. They will be displaying their skills and sharing what they’ve learned about riding, horsemanship, and stable management by riding through an obstacle course or a Caprelli pattern for the judge.

This is a remarkable opportunity to see first-hand the transformative power of VTRA programs for both children and adults with diverse abilities. Our programs are supported by an incredible team of volunteers, and of course the wonderful horses and ponies.

This year’s “Beach Party” theme will add to the fun and colour. Everyone from the riders to volunteers, spectators and even the horses are invited to show up ready for some sun and sand. That could mean anything from wild Hawaiian shirts to water wings.

"All year long our participants have been working on their health and wellness goals though our different equine assisted programs. It's amazing to see the vast improvements participants make in their physical, cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and/or social wellbeing throughout the year. Our year end show is a wonderful opportunity for them to show off their improvements AND their horsemanship skills to their friends, family, and community. Everyone is welcome to come join us on Saturday to see it firsthand." Says Liz Gagel, Executive Director.

Show Details

Saturday June 15th, 8:30am-4:30pm (lunch break between 12:30pm and 1:30pm)

VTRA Stable, 6917 Veyaness Rd., Saanichton, BC, V8M 1W1

Please contact us for details on the best times to come for the most action.

About VTRA

VTRA is a non-profit charitable organization that uses horseback riding as a therapeutic aid for children and adults of diverse abilities throughout Greater Victoria. VTRA is supported by a small staff and a team of more than 200 dedicated volunteers, as well as a dozen horses. Therapeutic riding helps improve the cognitive, physical, and emotional wellbeing of children and adults with diverse abilities. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:

Liz Gagel, Acting Exec. Dir. (778) 426-0506  


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