ANNOUNCEMENTS -CATRA hosts a Open Schooling horse show at the Twin Brooks Horse Show Grounds. The 2023 show will take place on Saturday, July 1st and August 26th beginning at 10:00 am.
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Capital Area Therapeutic
Today, CATRA works with a wide variety of riders ranging from 12 months through senior citizen.
Riders from seven local counties and beyond participate on a weekly basis. CATRA’s therapeutic riding program operates on a trimester basis with classes beginning in January, May, and late September. CATRA offers opportunities well beyond its weekly therapeutic riding program.
It takes a special horse to provide the patience and heart to support any rider. The CATRA horses and ponies serve more than 100 clients during each session in our therapeutic riding programs.
What We Do
Mission and Vision
CATRA provides quality equine and animal-assisted therapeutic programs to the people of the Capital area.
Our vision is to be a center of excellence where equines and other animals enrich the lives of people of all abilities to enhance physical, spiritual, intellectual, mental, emotional, and social well-being through a holistic approach.
Ride at CATRA
The benefits of Therapeutic Horseback Riding are threefold: physical, psychological and social.
Riders interact with a wide variety of individuals while at the barn for their lessons. Other riders, family members, aides, and volunteers are all a part of the lesson environment. Riders become members of a much larger community made up of individuals with common interests and goals.
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Learning About Catra
Volunteers interact with participants with special needs, helping them through therapeutic horseback riding lessons and other activities at The Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association, Inc., Grantville, PA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Kentucky Derby Gala
Join the fun and excitment of the Kentucky Derby Gala.
Live and Silent Auction
Cocktails and Great Food
Derby Hat Contest and Music
Friday May 5, 2023
Event starts at 6:00 PM
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
777 Hollywood Blvd, Grantville, PA 17028
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MINIATURE HORSE EXTRAVAGANZA
MINIATURE HORSE LESSONS
Students of all ages will learn a variety of skills from care and grooming to safety.