The Joyriders Therapeutic Riding Association is a federally registered charity and provincially incorporated non-profit organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors. Our programs are managed by a Program Team. Our AGM is held in May and is open to the public.
The Joyriders is a founding member (1980) of the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA). CanTRA is the national standard-setting body for therapeutic riding in Canada. Our therapeutic riding centre is CanTRA-accredited and all our instructors are CanTRA-certified.
The principal tasks of our board are advocacy and facilitation for the program, and fund-raising to help meet operating and equipment needs. We are supported by funds from individuals, service clubs, businesses, and granting and donor agencies. We receive no government funding.
The Joyriders program operates in spring, summer, and fall at River Trails Ranch, proprietors John and Kathryn Barrett, located on Rte. 2 in Hunter River, Prince Edward Island.