COVID-19 update

To best follow the recommendations and guidelines set out by our provincial and federal health authorities, all VTRA programs and events are now canceled. This includes volunteer training and operations at the Tack Store. If you have questions, please contact staff via email at—,,, or

We will continue to monitor pandemic protocols and guidelines and post updates on Stay well and informed.

Steeple Chase continues!

This fun and interactive event awards prizes to the individual and team who raises the most money for the VTRA programs and horses. Collect donations, sell raffle tickets, and ask others to donate online on your horse’s webpage

VTRA 2020 Raffle Tickets

We are shifting 2020 raffle ticket sales to include and online option. Now, more than ever we need your help. Click on the image to the left and learn how to promote the VTRA Raffle to your networks and help us sell tickets.

Prizes include a 2 night stay at Echo Valley Ranch and Spa ($1,700 value), an Asus Vivobook Laptop ($650 value) or $500 cash. Three winning tickets will be drawn on Monday June 08, 2020. The holder of the first winning ticket chooses from the three prizes. Winner #2 then chooses from the remaining two prizes, and winner three will receive the remaining prize. Good luck to all ticket holders!

Volunteer Spotlight—Maggie

 Meet Maggie, one of our volunteer sidewalkers, horse handlers, and grooms. Maggie has been volunteering with VTRA since January 2018. She is currently at UVic getting her degree in Linguistics and donates her extra time to support our riders!

Q&A with Maggie: 

Who’s your favourite horse?
It’s a tie between Valla and Bangsi!

What brought you to VTRA?
I had just moved from Nova Scotia for university and was looking for a way to get involved in my community.

What is your favourite part of volunteering with VTRA?

Volunteering is a nice, quiet part of my week. I like getting to spend time with the horses and the riders.

What are your hobbies/what do you like to do outside of VTRA?
When I’m not at VTRA or in school, I’m playing instruments. I play the fiddle, piano, guitar, and accordion.

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