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In celebration of CTRC's 35th Anniversary, we have created a new video to share a bit of the CTRC magic!
The Colorado Therapeutic
Riding Center (CTRC) is a PATH Intl
Premier Therapeutic Riding Center in Longmont, Colorado devoted,
since 1980, to serving children and adults with disabilities.
As the oldest and largest therapeutic riding center in Colorado, and one of the largest in the nation, CTRC serves over 700 riders
through our dynamic programs and has an impressive work force of over 1,000 volunteers each year.
We provide services through core program areas such as
All Abilities Integrated Summer Camps and
Any of our offered equine assisted therapeutic services
is far more than a mere pony ride. Rather, they are a complex and exciting means of therapy that produces tangible physical, psychological, cognitive, social, and educational
not only are the participants bodies nurtured but
their minds and spirits as well. For over thirty
years, we have witnessed the profound, life
enhancing benefits of equine assisted therapeutic
services and invite you to experience them yourself.
FAREWELL TO A FRIEND
On June 16th CTRC lost one of its mainstays when Jim Bagrosky died. Jim has been a longstanding presence at CTRC since 1996. Jim received CTRC's first Volunteer of the Year award in 1998. He received his certification as a therapeutic riding instructor in 1999 and taught therapeutic riding for years. Jim was hired as CTRC's first Facility Manager in June 1999 and served in this role until August of 2013.
For those of you who knew Jim you know that he had a deep, deep commitment to CTRC, to CTRC's mission and to his riders. It is impossible to walk around CTRC and not be continually reminded of Jim as he was the mastermind, and often the brute force, behind so many projects and improvements all over CTRC's property. Big and small -- from shed rows to arenas, paths to irrigation, hay barn to sensory trail, gator to tractor to manure spreader to mini truck -- Jim was an enormous and dedicated force behind every aspect of the development, fix up and maintenance of CTRC's "forever home" on Mineral Road.
Those of us at CTRC who shared some, or all, of the last 18 years with Jim, smile and shake our heads as we recall Jim's antics, irreverent humor, fierce passions, incomparable work ethic, and even bigger heart. Jim's family has asked us if they can hold a gathering to celebrate Jim's life at CTRC. We are deeply honored by their request. Nothing feels more fitting to us then to be able to say our final Good Byes to our indomitable friend at CTRC -- the beautiful place of magic he helped to build.
So please, come join us on Sunday, July 12th from 12:00 to 1:00
to share stories of Jim and to celebrate that big hearted, ornery cowboy who touched us all.
CTRC HAS AWESOME VOLUNTEERING
Be part of the magic at CTRC by volunteering in
lessons, helping in the office, assisting with special events and fundraisers...
Discover what volunteering at CTRC means
and check out upcoming trainings!
Questions about volunteering at CTRC?
CTRC's Volunteer Coordinator or call 303-652-9131
|RIDING AT CTRC CHANGES LIVES!
Riders experience the challenges and rewards of being involved in equine assisted
activities everyday at CTRC. We invite you grab life by the reins and become one of the many riders who prosper at CTRC. Get started today by completing a
Questions about riding at CTRC?
Heather McLaughlin, Program Director or
DO YOU HAVE A HORSE IN NEED OF A NEW CAREER?
CTRC is in search of therapy horses to join our herd. The
therapy horse is sound and kind with
a levelheaded temperament. We need horses of all shapes and sizes to serve our riders.
Want to know more about donating or
loaning a horse to CTRC?
Lindsey Moloznik, Barn Manager or call