CanTRA Celebrations

Congratulations to our CanTRA certified instructors!

We are proud to announce that our Urban Stable instructors, along with two instructors from Manitoba Riding for the Disabled (MRDA), all passed their Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) instructor exams with flying colours this September and now all have new, higher levels of certification.

Our exam and accreditation weekend in September, hosted at Camp Assiniboia, was very busy, but we also managed to have a lot of fun (including an impromptu dance party). There were a lot of people who participated over the weekend and made the exam a success.

Thank you to the Urban Stable students who participated as riders in the exams, to the parents who brought their students out to ride, to our volunteers who came out on the weekend as horse handlers, to Wendy, our Executive Director, who cheered everyone on, and to our examiners Hilary Webb and Sonja Koczekan who made the exam candidates feel comfortable and gave them valuable feedback.

Our examiners were extremely impressed with the high standard of instructing and level of safe practice at Urban Stable. This high level of instructing means that our instructors Tavia McKinnon and Jessica Lawford achieved their Intermediate Instructor certification and Carla Bergen and Hayley Edwards achieved their Senior Instructor certification. The instructors from MRDA, Kelly Scrivener and Heather Clements, also received their Senior Instructor certification. Way to go team!

We are so proud of our instructors who worked extremely hard, spending hundreds of hours over the course of a number of years studying, planning lessons, writing reports and case studies, and travelling out of province for mentorship. This hard work has paid off in dividends.


Urban Stable: Tavia Mckinnon CTRII, Jessica Lawford CTRII, Carla Bergen CTRSI, Hayley Edwards CTRSI

MRDA: Kelly Scrivener CTRSI and Heather Clements CTRSI