September 26, 2011 — Para-Equestrian Canada is pleased to announce that they have once again partnered with Sport Canada to encourage the participation of riders with a disability in competition.


As part of this project, therapeutic riding centres that offer new competitive opportunities, or increase their existing competition program to riders with a disability will be eligible to receive a grant of up to $500.



After the first series of the season came to a close, a total of four grants of $500 each were awarded to the following centres

1.    Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association, Duncan, BC

2.    North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association, Maple Ridge, BC

3.    The Equestrian Association for the Disabled, Mount Hope, ON

4.    Victoria Riding for the Disabled Association, Victoria, BC

Some examples of how the grants will help therapeutic riding centres introduce riders to Para-equestrian sport include: the purchase of video equipment to film riders competing in video competitions, the purchase of living letters for riders and funding for a new para-dressage ring.

The deadline to submit an application for the second series is November 15, 2011.  Centres interested in applying for the second series may do so by visiting the Para-Equestrian website at

If you have any questions related to this project or any other Para-Equestrian Canada initiatives, please contact Para-Equestrian Canada at or 613-287-1515 ext. 144.