Harnessing Potential … Moving Together … Inspiring Lives 


           Our Mission: To provide a therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities that promotes and enriches their physical, psychological and social well-being.


 Visit us at the Elk Lake Equestrian Centre Saturday May 6, 2017 

The VTRA is holding its annual 3-event day on Saturday May 7, 2017. This year, the VTRA horses will not only participate, as they have in past years, but they will be performing together in a drill team with music. This will surely be one for the cameras! Spectators welcome! Come and support our horses in this difficult exercise!. For more information, click here.

A very big thank you to the people who have agreed to help out to make this event a success, and especially Laura Foxgord, who year after year graciously organise and judge the competitive trail course; Melanie Houston and Michelle Lynnes without whom the 3-event day would be a trail event day; and all the VTRA volunteers who still go beyond the call of duty in helping in events!

 The Spring Open House is coming!  

Join us on Saturday May, 13 at the VTRA barn for our annual spring open house. While some riders will practice one more time their horse show patterns, we invite all our riders and volunteers to come and join us for an informal gathering. Bring your friends and family to tour the barn and distribute treats to our 4-legged therapists! Feel free to bring something for all to share. Flowers will be ready for pick up on that day too!

 Discover Hay Day, our fun new fundraiser for our horses! 

Teams are fundraising to fill their horses’ stalls with food! The horse team with the most food at the end wins. You can watch the progress on the wall of the clubhouse each week.
For more information, click here. Remember that your raffle ticket sales can count towards your hay day tally! Watch these grain bags popping up everywhere!


Golf Tournament June 2017

 Victoria Professionals Charity Classic 

On June 2nd, the Victoria Professionals Charity Classic (formerly CA/Lawyer Golf Tournament) will be taking place at Gorge Vale Golf Club. Every year, over 100 local prominent lawyers and accountants face off in a friendly yet competitive golf tournament. Proceeds are being donated to support the Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association (VTRA).Thank you to all our Generous Supporters for their donations for this event.



We have exciting events coming up all the time! To make sure you don’t miss any, make sure to check regularly our events page. We update it regularly with all the new things coming up!

 Volunteers Video 

If you are contemplating volunteering with us, this will give you a nice overview. And for our current side walkers, there are a lot of very useful tips. Thank you Terry!



 Follow us on Twitter! 

We are entering the digital age! We are not only on Facebook but also on Twitter and Google+ (and maybe more social media to follow… Exciting…). Here is a feed of our twitter account. We hope you will find it interesting. Let us know if we are missing out on any cool stuff!

Our Horses

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Our Riders

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