Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association (CATRA)

CATRA is a horse farm in Grantville, PA, where special needs children and adults ride horses for therapy and recreation. We believe in pet therapy, as well, so we have many animals besides horses, including dogs, cats, donkeys, mules, goats, miniature horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, and a pig. The farm is run by volunteers. Social opportunities for rider families and volunteers include horse shows, 4-H, picnic, Valentine party, bowling party, holiday party, and organization fundraisers CATRA-Thon and the "Miles for Smiles" Motorcyle Ride.

Mission Statement

CATRA's mission is to provide therapeutic horseback riding therapy to Central Pennsylvania special-needs residents of all ages and disabilities regardless of their ability to pay. We resolve to provide these services solely by volunteers.

The Details

  • Address
    168 Station RoadPO Box 339Grantville, PA 17028
  • Contact
    • Michael Babbitt
  • Phone
    • 717-623-5553
  • Fax
    • 717-469-0095
  • Website
  • Interest Area
    • Animals, Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation

Average Review 2 reviews

Would you recommend Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association (CATRA)?

by Michael B. (Administrator for this Organization) (December 18, 2012)
This is an awesome organization where I have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of both people and animals. I have been there 18 months and thoroughly enjoyed everyday.
by Cindy F. (January 10, 2012)
CATRA is a great place to volunteer. I have been volunteering there for 10-15 years. Everyone is very friendly. If you have never been around a horse before, they will help you learn all you need to know. There is something for everyone to do, and you will have fun meeting new people.

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