Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society (PARDS)

Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society (PARDS)

8202 84 St. Grande Prairie
T8X 0L6
SE 19-71-5-W6
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Contact Person: Jennifer Douglas - Executive Director
Phone: 780-538-3211
Fax: 780-538-3683
Website: Website

At PARDS, Therapeutic Riders experience improved balance, muscle strength and coordination. Developing their horsemanship skills increases riders' and groomers' self-esteem and confidence and creates an atmosphere of awareness, respect, trust and friendship between themselves, their horse, and the instructors and volunteers who work with them.

PARDS runs Three, 10-week Therapeutic Sessions (Fall, Winter & Spring) that mirror the traditional school year.  Please refer to our Calendar or contact our office for exact start and end dates.

PARDS offers:
 

  • A unique alternative to the traditional clinical setting
  • Personalized programs
  • Qualified CanTRA instructors
  • Riding or Grooming programs (or a combination of both)
  • Equine Facilitated Wellness (EFW) Programs
  • An indoor, heated arena
  • An outdoor arena (weather permitting)
  • A safe, fun and effective therapeutic experience

Therapeutic Riding/Grooming Schedule:
 

  • Lessons are offered Monday through Thursday
  • Lessons are available from 9:00 a.m. to a final scheduled lesson time of 7:30 p.m.
  • Each lesson runs from 30 - 45 minutes in length

Disciplines:
  • Western Riding
  • Recreational
  • English Riding

Services:
  • Lessons
  • Therapeutic Riding
  • Boarding
  • Arena Rental
  • Certified Instructor/Coach

Board Services:
  • Pasture
  • Indoor Arena

Certified Instructor/Coach: CanTRA
Camps:
  • Day
  • English
  • Western
  • Adult
  • Youth
  • Horse Provided

Retirement/Rescue:
  • Sponshorships or Donations

Main Type Of Facility:
  • Equestrian
  • Camp
  • Year-Round
  • Indoor Arena

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