Welcome to PARD Therapeutic Riding
PARD's Mission is to provide the physical, social, and psychological benefits of therapeutic riding in a non-clinical environment to qualifying individuals living in the Peterborough area regardless of age, ability or financial means.
PARD Therapeutic Riding Association is Peterborough area's charitable organization operated solely by volunteers. Therapeutic Riding provides the physical, social and psychological benefits of horseback riding to people of all ages and abilities. Our volunteer Instructors are certified through the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) and develop individualized programs to meet each of our riders' unique needs. The program is open to individuals of all ages and is beneficial to riders with many different conditions, including: cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, stroke, accidental injury, and visual & hearing challenges. A certified instructor supervises each riding lesson. Our season runs from May-October and offers both independent and assisted lessons. PARD is a proud recipient of Ontario Trillium Funding and grateful to all of the generous sponsors and supporters over the last 35 years.