The Covid Pandemic has created serious financial concerns for many charitable organization and the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association (LTRA) was not spared.  Their major fundraiser event had to be cancelled for 2020.  LTRA still has to feed and care for their 15 horses.  These horses have been carefully selected to work with the diverse range of clients that frequent LTRA.  Financial aid was immediately required to purchase hay so these special horses would not have to be sold. Our Rotary Club applied for a special grant that Rotary District 5360 initiated so Rotary Clubs in our district could support Covid related projects in our community.  With our clubs donation and the District 5360 grant, we were able to present a cheque for $10,000 for the purchase of hay for the horses. 
L to R:  Chris McLean, RCLE, Jo Hillman President LTRA, Bill Mains President RCLE, Dave Boras RCLE
Several truck loads of good quality horse hay will be purchased.
The horses and their riders will appreciate the hay.  
A disabled rider, volunteer and Blue the horse in the riding area.
Special saddles are required for many of the riders with disabilities.
The Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association began in 1976 when a few individuals offered instruction in riding and horse care to students with various disabilities. Today, the program has grown to include many volunteers aiding more than 350 students each year.  As a registered charitable organization, LTRA operates with a handful of staff members under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors and the dedication of many, many volunteers.  Please visit the LTRA website to view their many programs.