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Coming Events:


Highmark Walk

Kids Sing Country

Celebration Dinner

Motorcycle Ride Benefit

Arts & Sweets

Benefit Pleasure Ride



Comedy Night

Special Programs:


Horse Mastership Essentials

Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association, Inc.

An All-Volunteer Program Serving Central PA Since 1985

CATRA is located just off I-81 at the Grantville exit (#80), 8/10 of a mile from Penn National Racecourse & Hollywood Casino in Grantville, Pennsylvania, USA.


Volunteers needed! Please call 717-919-4587. Volunteers needed! 

Apr. 8 HME Workshop 7pm - 8:30pm- Controlling Horses Speed & Direction.
Apr. 10 - Volunteer Training 7pm - 8:30pm- Equipment,
Apr. 24 - HME Workshop -7pm - 8:30pm Lunging Basics.
Apr. 26 - Volunteer Orientation 1pm to 3pm
May 6 - HME Workshop -7pm - 8:30pm - Ground Work Skills


“CATRA Spring Fling”
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for all at CATRA – Riders, Volunteers, Families
April 19, 2015
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Potluck Supper – bring a favorite dish or two, “anything you wish”
Agenda: Talk about CATRA’s 30th Anniversary and exciting events coming up.


Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association
Ryan Gallagher Memorial “BOWL-A-THON 2015
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Saturday April 25
5303 Locust Lane, Harrisburg


Kids Sing Country Music, Arts, & Crafts Festival
June 6, Grantville Carnival Grounds.
Rent vendor spaces here.

Line Dance Rehearsals and Open Auditions for ages 25 years and under will be held at the East Hanover Township Building from 7pm to 8:30pm on April 12, April 26, May 3, and May 10. Please call 717-919-4587 for more information.

Laredo Band

Blue Rocking Pony A note from the Chief
Ben Nolt, president

Blue Rocking Pony Memories of Judd
Please support Judd's Kids.

Blue Rocking Pony Awards & Recognition

Blue Rocking Pony The CATRA Menagerie
The fuzzy critters that make life worth living

Blue Rocking Pony The CATRA Wish List
What we need to keep providing services

Blue Rocking Pony The General Information Page
Articles about Therapeutic Riding, links to other resources

Blue Rocking Pony Our Sponsors
Please patronize our supporters.

Blue Rocking Pony CATRA Benefit Summer Fun Horse Shows
Please plan to attend.


Help CATRA help others!  In addition to therapeutic horseback riding, we provide many opportunities:

--Working with animals, large and small
--Working with people who like animals
--Family-oriented activities
--Character-building for young people
--Equal opportunities for all
--Horse shows & events
--Family parties & picnics
--Community service opportunities

We'd love to meet you!  Come on out for a visit.  You'll be glad you did.

This Equine Therapeutic Riding site owned by Ben & Shirley Nolt.
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Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association, INC.
PO Box 339, Grantville, PA 17028