The Sudbury Therapeutic Riding Program or STRP
(pronounced Stirrup) is a non-profit registered Charity that offers a
unique experience to children, age 4 and older, as well as adults with
physical, learning and mental disabilities.
In the photo above, Monique Ireland is leading the
grey horse on the right which is carrying young Naomi Field. Liette on the
left and Perola are assisting. Ferra Fitzsimmons is riding the chestnut
horse on the left, while Annik Bourdeas leads. Others assiting Joanne
Marchand on the left and Duncan Storey on the right.
The program services individual 4 years and older
with various needs. Riders are grouped for lessons based on their
abilities and interests. During lessons, individuals will aspire to learn
riding skills and care of the horse and equipment, while incorporating
exercise, games and fun.
Adults and students 16 years of age and up can become
STRP volunteers and instructors. Students can also use the time spent
volunteering towards their community service hours.
Classes are held weekday evenings and on weekends at
1899 Gravel Drive
in Hanmer. If you know of an individual who would benefit from therapeutic
riding, or if you may be interested in becoming a volunteer, call (705)