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Clients

To download and print the "Application and placement policies" please click here.

To download and print the "Registration and Photo Release Form" please click here

To download and print the "Liability Release" please click here

To download and print the "Physician Referal form" please click here

To download and print the "Atlanto-Axial X-ray Verification" form please click here

To download and print the "Consent for the Release of Information" please click here

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SpEqTRA is a Full Member Centre of CanTRA which operates out of Windsor Farms Equine Centre at 528 Mersea Rd. 7, north of Leamington. We are a charitable, volunteer-based organization, providing therapeutic horse riding for children and adults with special needs.

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The Special Equestrians Therapeutic Riding Association was born out of necessity and a discussion in 2003.  With a solid and dedicated board of directors, trained instructors and its charitable status all in place, SpEqTRA began with five students in 2005.  We now service over 50 clients, steadily increasing our numbers over the years at a manageable rate.

Research has shown the beneficial results therapeutic riding provides in rehabilitation following stroke, head injury, and traumatic brain damage and has shown critical improvements in the treatment of mental health issues and learning disabilities, through the human-animal bonding process.

The horse provides rhythmical, multidimensional movement that facilitates many changes in the rider, improving balance, coordination, muscle strength, muscle tone, self-confidence and self-esteem,

attention span, independence and social integration.

In the words of a client and a special young lady with cerebral palsy, “Riding just gives me courage really, it makes me feel really proud of myself.”

SpEqTRA provides individual programming focusing on individual achievements, meeting each participant at their level of ability and encouraging them to reach new goals.

International research continues to advance therapeutic riding programs in Canada, making an 

FSpEqTRA NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
We are looking for people 14 years of age and older
To assist children and adults with special needs during their riding lessons.
Experience with horses is not necessary, but you should love both children and walking.
A volunteer training clinic will be provided.
Students looking for community service hours are welcome.
Please contact Liz Windsor if you are interested or have questions
At 519-322-2463

Download the Volunteer Application Here

To download and print the "Volunteer Registration and Release Form" please click here

Sponsorship Categories


The rewards listed below are offered to any individual or organization that makes a charitable donation to SpEqTRA.

Platinum

A Platinum Sponsor is any individual, corporation or foundation which gives in money or in-kind the sum of $3,000 or  more.  A Platinum Sponsor will receive the highest acknowledgement in our agency newsletter; a thank you in a local paper; a posting under the heading “Platinum Sponsor” at the SpEqTRA host facility; and a tax receipt.

A Gold Sponsor is any individual, corporation, or foundation which gives in money or in-kind between $1,000 and $2,999.  A Gold Sponsor will receive acknowledgement in our agency newsletter; a thank you in a local paper; a posting under the heading “Gold Sponsor” at the SpEqTRA host facility; and a tax receipt.

Silver

A Silver Sponsor is any individual, corporation, or foundation which gives in money or in-kind between $500 and $999.  A Silver Sponsor will receive acknowledgement in our agency newsletter; a posting under the heading “Silver Sponsor” at the SqEqTRA host facility; and a tax receipt.

Bronze

A Bronze Sponsor is any individual, corporation, or foundation which gives in money or in-kind between $100 and $499.  A Bronze Sponsor will receive acknowledgement in our agency newsletter; a posting under the heading “Bronze Sponsor” at the SpEqTRA host facility; and a tax receipt.

Copper

A Copper Sponsor will be any individual, corporation, or foundation, which makes a donation between $10 and $99.  A Copper Sponsor will receive acknowledgement in our agency newsletter and a tax receipt.

Clothing

To download and print a clothing and order form please click this Link


Fundraiser

A-1 Chinese restaurant fundraiser.  Click here to view information

Golf Tournament

For information on the Golf tickets,  Click here

Value Village

 Value Village Teams Up With SpEqTRA.  Click here to view information

Raffle Ticket

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Contacts & Locations

SpEqTRA

c/o Windsor Farms Equine Centre
528 Mersea Rd. 7  R.R.#5
Leamington, Ontario
N8H 3V8
(519) 322-2463

info@speqtra.ca