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Silverwood Show BBQ and Silent Auction

Posted by Admin on June 5, 2018 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Come join us on Saturday June 9th for our Annual Silverwood Show BBQ and SIlent Auction! 


This year’s event will be more of an “Open Ride” concept rather than a show. It will run on 9 June 2018 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The silent auction will close at 3:30 PM to give winners enough time to collect their winnings.

This is a great opportunity to meet fellow riders, parents, and to bring along a friend who might be considering joining the FTRA or would be willing to make a donation to the cause.

AGM Postponed

Posted by admin on January 11, 2018 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Due to the inclement weather forecast for Jan. 13, our AGM is postponed.  We will update the site and Facebook once the new date and place have been confirmed.

Thank you to all our new volunteers of 2017

Posted by S Jensen on September 19, 2017 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

FTRA has held 3 separate training sessions this fall to bring in new volunteers to replace those who we have lost over the last year.  We always appreciate our volunteers and understand when folks move on (due to school, work, moving, etc.) and are excited to welcome new people into our group as always!  Thank you to all the FTRA volunteers who have helped with these training sessions, and we look forward to a great fall session with our riders - we are enjoying the last of these warm fall nights while they last! :D

Start up of our Fall Season

Posted by S Jensen on September 6, 2017 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We are excited to start out Fall 2017 riding program this upcoming week - we have Kim and Kristy teaching lessons and several new riders.  We are looking forward to getting to know our new riders and excited to see our returning riders.  

2016 BBQ and Fun Show

Posted by admin on June 5, 2016 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The weather cooperated and we didn't get rained out.  The bidding was down from previous years but we still managed to make over $1000!

Many thanks to all the volunteers that helped witht the set-up, cooking, tending cash, looking after the auction and clean up. With out your help the day would not have been as fun or successful.

Thanks to Kim and Frank Taylor for all the support we recevie from them all year long.

2015 AGM Election Results

Posted by admin on January 29, 2015 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Members of Fredericton’s Therapeutic Riding Association have elected seven volunteer directors including John M. Bowles, a retired businessman and career volunteer, as president.

The association with its team of accredited instructors, organizes programs of therapeutic horseback riding for people with special needs, notably children. Improving balance, firming weak muscles, retaining memory and increasing self-confidence are just some of the program’s benefits.

Silverwood Arabian Farm on Fredericton’s Woodstock Road provides the specially trained horses, a covered arena and a member’s viewing area for the programs that start in March.

The association relies heavily on volunteers and rider’s parents or guardians to help run the programs and various fundraising events. Volunteers assist in many different ways including working with the instructors and preparing the riders for program participation.

Joining Bowles are Richard Low as vice-president, Trudy Pickering, secretary, Michael Walker, treasurer and directors Jason Wall, Sophie Jensen and Ron Rinehart. Leanne Fitch remains on the board as Immediate Past President.


Fredericton Community Foundation Grant

Posted by admin on January 12, 2015 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The Fredericton Therapeutic Riding Association (FTRA) is pleased to announce that we have received a grant in the amount of $3650 from the Fredericton Community Foundation to assist with costs associated with training new instructors. Check out our 2015 photo section for the related picture.



2014 BBQ and Fun Show

Posted by admin on June 11, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to all that supported the BBQ and Silent Auction.   We raised approximately $1200!

A special thanks goes out to all the people who donated items or food; volunteered their time setting up, cooking, looking after the auction and helping with the horses.  We couldn't have done it without you!

Thanks to Frank and Kim from Silverwood Farms for allowing us to be part of their Fun Show.  Their continued support of our program is always appreciated.

2014 Dinner and Silent Auction

Posted by admin on April 27, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This year we raised approximately $2500!

Special thanks goes out to Shelly B. and Brian S. for all their help and hardwork.  It's the efforts of volunteers like you that contribute to our success.

2013 BBQ and Fun Show

Posted by admin on June 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to all of you that supported the BBQ and Silent Auction.  We raised $1350!  

An event like this is not possible without the help of many people.  A special thanks goes out to our organizers (Trudy, John and Lori) and Silverwood Farms.  

A big thank you to all of you that donated your time and auction items in support of the FTRA.