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.

Red Ribbon Sponsors

ATB Financial
Spruce Meadows

Blue Ribbon Sponsors

Gallagher Insurance
Alberta Equestrian Federation

White Ribbon Sponsors

Jill Irving
Jane James

In Kind Sponsors

  • Horse Insdustry of Alberta

    Horse Insdustry of Alberta

  • Bronzes By Gina

    Bronzes By Gina

  • Olds College

    Olds College

  • Pomeroy Hotel

    Pomeroy Hotel

Friends of CanTRA

  • DT Network
    The Disability Today Network is a community of internet and social media users. An online village like no other; we’re the disability community’s social media network.
  • Bronzes By Gina
  • Manning Equine Vet Services
    Manning Equine Veterinary Services specializes in performance horse lameness and medicine, pre-purchase examinations, reproduction, and dentistry.
  • Gay Wood
  • Koch Fuel Products
  • Lelie Sponsel
  • Ann Caine
  • Jill Irving
  • Tide Water Physiotherapy Inc.
  • Saddle Up
    "Dedicated to promoting and supporting western Canada's equine world through horse people, clubs, associations, shows, events and any other horseplay activity."
  • Donna And John Davies
  • Garrick de Demeter
  • ATB Financial
  • Daphne Davey
  • Marion Slatter-Blitstein
  • Canadian Horse
    We will support and promote Canada’s horse industry, and serve as a communication vehicle among the various sectors of the horse community.
  • Elna & Kenneth Strand
  • Jane James
  • Horse Industry of Alberta
  • AEF
  • Shelene Williams
  • Dr Robert And Arlene Wright Ont
  • Gallagher Insurance
  • Leg Up Foundation
  • Dr de Demeter

A Message from Ian Millar

CanTRA Honourary Director

Ian Millar

I am proud to be an Honourary Director of the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association. As an avid equestrian myself, I understand the freedom and empowerment the horse provides for all riders with disabilities. CanTRA provides a national instructor certification program, which ensures the highest standards of therapy, recreation and sport for thousands of riders with disabilities across the country.

Riders are referred to CanTRA in every province through their family physicians. Many children as young as three years old are referred for early intervention under the guidance of a therapist, who works closely with the instructor.  Riding strengthens muscles and develops coordination. Some young riders with autism have said their first word on the back of a horse.

Please join me in supporting this great organization and consider becoming a Red, Blue or White Ribbon sponsor. Your support will not only help CanTRA grow, but it will help us help thousands of Canadians realize their dreams of greater independence through the magic of riding a horse.


Made possible with the help of people like you.

“What riding gave Matthew, and continues to give children like him, is a sense of independence, a place to belong and achieve goals that they may not be able to achieve anywhere else.”
"Riding a horse is not only therapeutic for me - it is my stepping stone into the world."
"I never thought I would see my little guy have fun while doing therapy."

Making Strides

Your support helps the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) assist thousands of riders with disabilities across Canada discover the fun, freedom and physical, cognitive and emotional benefits of horseback riding for greater independence.