Timmins Therapeutic Riding Association (TTRA) is a registered charitable organization and a member of the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA).

Our Commitment

Timmins Therapeutic Riding Association is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals of all ages facing diverse challenges/disabilities through equine assisted therapy.
Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellness along with increased self confidence are greatly enhanced through working with our therapy horses. Explore the many ways you can help support programs either as a volunteer, a sponsor or through donations. Your involvement is vital to our success.

News and Updates

Riding & Driving Program Begins!

Spring Session start date is Tuesday May 9 at 7:00 pm.
Volunteers are needed at least 30 - 45 minutes before class to help prepare horses.
Please dress for the weather

Working with the horses and the bond that results helps individuals gain self-esteem, independence, self-confidence, motivation and a sense of achievement.


Please keep in mind that long pants are required for every lesson regardless of weather.

Miniature Horse Program

"Mini Wheats"

Timmins Therapeutic Riding Association is launching the first in a series of 4-week Miniature Horse Programs, “Mini Wheats”.

The first program beginning May 10, is a funded opportunity through Autism Ontario. The program consists of weekly one hour lessons focused on a variety of groundwork activities.

This program involves active participation between autistic children, parents, caregivers, miniature horses and trained volunteers. This May session is now full. Please contact us and add your name to our wait list. We will advise you of any upcoming opportunities.

For those who have registered:
Our May program begins Wednesday night, May 10 at 7 pm. Please dress for the weather!

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Volunteer Opportunities

You DO make a difference!

Why not consider volunteering this coming year in our Riding Program or in one of our 4-week Minature Horse Programs "Mini Wheats".
Volunteering provides a great opportunity to learn new skills, help others, spend time with the horses and enjoy the outdoors.

Volunteer Opportunities

Fill in our Volunteer application today!

Our Coach

Our riding instructor Lydia Dubanow is a Canadian Certified Therapeutic Riding Coach as well as an Equestrian Canada Certified Coach.

Therapeutic riding activities and the close interaction with horses can be used as therapy to assist individuals with diverse challenges in reaching physical and mental health, and cognitive, social, behavioral and communication goals.