Mailing address: PO Box 3666, Courtenay BC V9N 7P1
Fairgrounds Barn, 4839 Headquarters Road
Ph: 250-338-1968, Fax: 250-338-4137 Email: email@example.com
Contact: Nancy King, Executive Director
Hours: Monday 12pm-4pm; Tuesday to Thursday 9:30am – 4pm
The Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society provides therapy and rehabilitation through horseback riding. CVTRS’s programs are for mentally, physically and emotionally challenged people, including those who are deaf or blind.
Programs and Services:
The Fairgrounds barn hosts programs for children and adults with physical and mental challenges. The Stable Program is an integrated wellness therapy that combines somatic psychology, relational horsemanship and the use of mindfulness practices as a way of helping clients find an alternative way to dealing with their distress.
Volunteer recruitment is on-going as 1-3 volunteers per rider are needed for upwards of 130 riders per week. Volunteers are needed for 1 to 2 hours per week with a preferred commitment of ten weeks. No lifting is required but some degree of physical fitness is needed for trail walking and uneven surfaces. Experience with horses or people with disabilities is helpful but not required as training is provided.