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CanTRA

Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association

The Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) is a registered charity that promotes challenge, achievement and empowerment for children and adults with disabilities through the use of the horse. CanTRA also provides education and instructor certification.

There are now 80 plus member centres across Canada providing high quality therapeutic, recreation, life skills and sport programs. CanTRA is a member of Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI) and is recognized as the only governing body for therapeutic riding Canada.

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The CanTRA Caller: A semi-annual newsletter for our members, sponsors, and supporters, featuring achievements in the CanTRA family. The CanTRA Communiqué is a semi-annual newsletter for our members providing in-house information and education.

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Who We Are

2015 CanTRA Board of Directors, Staff and Advisors

  • HRH Princess Anne, Patron

    HRH Princess Anne, Patron

    The Patron of CanTRA the Princess Royal, Anne seventh holder of the title is known for her equestrian talents and charitable work. She won two silver medals (1975) and one gold medal (1971) at the European Eventing Championships and is the first member of the British Royal Family to compete in the Olympic Games.

  • Ian Millar Honourary Director

    Ian Millar Honourary Director

    Ian Millar is an icon in international show jumping. The most decorated equestrian in Canadian history, his record-breaking career has set the bar for its numerous achievements and unparalleled longevity.
  • Eliane Trempe, President

    Eliane Trempe, President

    Eliane is a CanTRA Instructor and founder/director of CanTRA accredited centre Les Amis de Joey for the past 15 years.  Eliane is also executive director of La Fédération Québécoise d'Équitation Thérapeutique (FQET), Quebec's therapeutic riding association, for which she has beeen volunteering since its creation in 2000.

    Businiess owner, school counselor, event coordinator, Eliane has always been very active in many different fields.  Her studies in psychology and her passion for horses has driven her to dedicate her professional life to therapeutic riding on a full time basis, for the past five years.

    Eliane is also mother of two daughters, and five grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending time as often as her busy schedule allows her to do so.

  • Daphne Davey, Past President

    Daphne Davey, Past President

    Daphne Davey lives in Prince Edward Island. Originally from England, she obtained her British Horse Society Horsemaster's certificate before emigrating to Canada. After exploring the possibilities of therapeutic riding while living in Québec and Ontario, she moved to the Island and co-founded The Joyriders Therapeutic Riding Association of PEI in 1979. She has been a CanTRA Assistant Instructor (CTRAI) since 1990.
  • Jane James, Treasurer

    Jane James, Treasurer

    Jane has been involved in therapeutic riding for over 29 years. She was founder of Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association in Duncan, BC and, is currently teaching for Salt Spring Island TRA. Jane is a CanTRA Coach and Examiner and has been a member of the CanTRA Board holding the position of President for 6 years and Treasurer at the present time.
  • Ruth Carter, Secretary

    Ruth Carter, Secretary

  • Sandra Evans, 1st Vice-president

    Sandra Evans, 1st Vice-president

    Sandra is a certified CanTRA Coach and Equine Canada competition coach who is actively teaching in her home community. Living in British Columbia, Sandra has over 35 years experience with horses. Over the years, Sandra has been involved as a rider, coach, stable and small business manager and has close to 20 years experience coaching riders of all abilities.
  • Shelene Williams Director

    Shelene Williams Director

    Shelene is a founding member and CanTRA lntermediate Instructor (CTRII) at Mount View Special Riding Association, a CanTRA-accredited centre in Olds, AB, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014. She also served as Secretary-Treasurer of the former Alberta Therapeutic Riding Association.
  • JoAnn Thompson Franklin, Director

    JoAnn Thompson Franklin, Director

    Since graduating from Dalhousie University School of Physiotherapy in 1981, JoAnn has built up extensive experience in her chosen profession, accumulating post-graduate training in a wide field of related disciplines. Since 1999, she has continued as a practicing physiotherapist in her own business, Tidewater Physiotherapy Inc, in Lower Coverdale, NB. JoAnn is a founding member of Cavalier Riding Club, a CanTRAaccredited centre serving the greater Moncton area, NB, and has periodically served on the board of directors.
  • Sonia Koczekan, Director

    Sonia Koczekan, Director

  • HRH Princess Anne, Patron
  • Ian Millar Honourary Director
  • Eliane Trempe, President
  • Daphne Davey, Past President
  • Jane James, Treasurer
  • Ruth Carter, Secretary
  • Sandra Evans, 1st Vice-president
  • Shelene Williams Director
  • JoAnn Thompson Franklin, Director
  • Sonia Koczekan, Director

Sponsors and Donors

Our sincere appreciation to these supporters and to those donors who wish to remain anonymous and to all other donors not posted here who have supported us financially. We also extend our thanks to those individuals who have generously assisted CanTRA with their volunteer time and expertise. More information on sponsorships is available here.

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