The TTRA , located at Rainbow Stables, is a registered charity and member of CanTRA (Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association). Our riding instructor Lydia Dubanow is a Canadian Certified Therapeutic Riding Coach as well as an Equestrian Canada Competition 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.
Rainbow Stables, the home of Timmins Therapeutic Riding Association, has a large outdoor riding arena with ramp and mounting blocks and a grass arena for mounted games. They also have barns, an outdoor storage building/tack room, and a flood lit arena for evening/night riding. The Timmins Therapeutic Riding Association has several carts, sleighs, and wagons, as well as equipment for western games, trail riding, jumping and driving. Come see our Freedom Trail, a 2.2 km scenic trail that winds through woods and meadows for riding and driving and community fundraising events.
We appreciate the support of our sponsors who are vital in helping to meet the ongoing need for repairs and maintenance. This ensures public safety and allows us to continue with our equine assisted learning programs and community events.
Our dream is to build a covered megadome structure, which will provide year round recreation and therapeutic programming for persons of all ages in a safe environment.
Programs that are currently seasonal and subject to cancellation due to inclement weather would benefit from a covered structure that offers protection against rain and snow. This will significantly extend hours of use.
The infrastructure will foster active living as well as influence a healthy and well-being lifestyle, provide leadership skills and a learning environment for people of all ages but will focus on vulnerable people and groups such as women's shelters, the elderly, school children, indigenous people. and persons with physical, developmental and other disabilities for Timmins and region.