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        Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center!

In celebration of CTRC's 35th Anniversary, we have created a new video to share a bit of the CTRC magic!
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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 Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy, All Abilities Integrated Summer Camps and Mini Troopers. 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 benefits.

At CTRC, 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.
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J Bagrosky



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.

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Volunteer
CTRC HAS AWESOME VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES!

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 Participation Packet.

Questions about riding at CTRC? Heather McLaughlin, Program Director or call 303-652-9131.
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Therapy Horse DO YOU HAVE A HORSE IN NEED OF A NEW CAREER?

CTRC is in search of therapy horses to join our herd. The ideal 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 303-652-9131. 
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"FEEL THE FREEDOM"

Sarah Lee, a rider at CTRC, performing original song with Al Mehl.

 Feel The Freedom

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"An Enchanted Evening" ALBUM

THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone that joined in commemorating CTRC's 35th Anniversary at "An Enchanted Evening"! See some of the magic of the evening by visiting the An Enchanted Evening album.

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BE A MEMBER OF THE CTRC TEAM!

CTRC is looking for Part-Time Therapeutic Riding Instructors. Find out more about this exciting position at CTRC.

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9News "Where in the Town with Gregg Moss?"


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