Wednesday, June 12, 2024
June 12, 2024

Therapeutic riding group launches relocation campaign


Fourth in a series

For the last three weeks in the Gulf Islands Driftwood newspaper we have shared information about what we do at SSTRA, how we impact individuals and their families, and the value we provide to the community of Salt Spring.

Salt Spring Therapeutic Riding Association members have worked incredibly hard for the last 16 years to improve the lives of individuals who are physically, intellectually or emotionally challenged. During that time, hundreds of individuals from kindergarten age to seniors have benefitted from our program. We believe it is important to continue this absolutely life-changing work and ideally grow the program so we can help even more individuals in the community that need us.   

We are looking for a new home. With that, we are striving to enhance the convenience, comfort and safety of our riders, expand our program and support community equine activities. But there is so much work to be done and so many expenses to cover and we need your help to get things off the ground. By making a special gift today you will not only help set us up for sustained success but also give us the opportunity to expand and continue to offer this much-needed program.

Over 80 per cent of our funding comes from people like you — private individuals, rather than governments or large institutions. Through your generosity and the support of our volunteers we can continue to provide this vital service to the community.

Nov. 28 is Giving Tuesday and the official launch of our Relocation Fundraising Campaign. Your donation is essential to help us move to a new home and continue to improve lives on Salt Spring Island.

Any amount you donate will make a difference. More information is available at or by calling Erika Ponsford at 250-653-9925. Thank you for your support.

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