Equine Services

Equine Services

WindReach Farm is proud to offer therapeutic and recreational horseback riding lessons to individuals with special needs. We are a member of the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA). Our lessons are taught by Equine Canada, CanTRA or PATH certified instructors or individuals working towards their certification.

WindReach Therapeutic/Recreational Riding Lessons

Group and private lessons focusing on therapy and/or developing riding skills. These lessons focus on mounted skills as well as ground work, grooming and tacking up the horse. We also offer the opportunity for riders to compete at various levels some of our competitive riders compete at walk only others at walk/trot/canter.

Learn more about out Therapeutic Riding Program

School Therapeutic/Recreational Riding Program

Open to groups of special needs students from schools across the Durham and surrounding regions. This weekday morning program offers students, their teachers and educational assistants the opportunity to participate in the daily activities and responsibilities of a working stable. Students rotate through stations of horse grooming, riding, ground work and stable chores. Some groups also have the option of working towards their Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) Rider Level certification.

For more information, please contact our Stables Coordinator, Kendra Abbey, at 905-655-5827 ext. 221 or by email at kendra.abbey@windreachfarm.org

Durham Therapeutic Riding Association (DTRA)

A separate organization run by its own executive committee, DTRA offers group therapeutic riding lessons out of the stables at WindReach Farm two evenings a week from May to November.

For more information on this program, please contact Elaine Palmer at 905-668-6680 or e_palmer@sympatico.ca.

Para-Equestrian Dressage

Para-Equestrian Dressage is one of the equestrian disciplines under the umbrella of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). WindReach Farm’s Program is currently in the developmental stages. Our goal is to enable our therapeutic riding participants who are ready to advance to the next level. To expose them to the grass roots level of Para-Equestrian Dressage competition and dressage test riding in the hopes of fostering a love of sport and the drive to set goals and accomplish new and wonderful things.  More information about Para-Equestrian Dressage in Canada can be found at ParaEquestrian Canada.

For more information, please contact our Coordinator of Equine Services, Pat Bullock, at 905-655-5827 ext. 221 or by email at pat.bullock@windreachfarm.org

Instructor Mentoring and Training

At WindReach Farm, we are very proud to have a base of CanTRA certified therapeutic riding instructors. We believe in the importance of having qualified, caring individuals teaching our lessons and maintaining a safe and positive environment. We are always happy to assist new candidates in achieving their certification goals by offering mentoring with a CanTRA certified coach or intermediate instructor.  Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) Rider Level Certification and Instruction of Beginners mentoring is also available.

For more information, please contact our Coordinator of Equine Services, Pat Bullock at 905-655-5827 ext. 221 or by email at pat.bullock@windreachfarm.org


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