Blue Rocking Pony

- Home Page -

- Calendar -

- About CATRA -

- Donate -

- Pay Online -

- Contact Us -


blue helping hand


Coming Events:


Highmark Walk

Kids Sing Country

Celebration Dinner

Motorcycle Ride Benefit

Arts & Sweets

Benefit Pleasure Ride



Comedy Night

Special Programs:


Horse Mastership Essentials

Tim Raber

Timothy Raber
December 25, 1957 - August 15, 2015

He was a soldier working for a cause non-stop. For the fourth straight year, he had planned for the next event as soon as the last was over. There was not a moment lost.

His cause, our cause, was imminent on his mind, with his wife always by his side . . .

The day he didn't return will always be etched on our minds. We will be forever grateful for Tim and his non-stop determination and dedication to make the next one better than the last. His inspiration will be with us forever. He will continue from above.


Services for Tim Raber, long-time CATRA volunteer, are planned for 11 am on Friday August 21 at the LCBC Church, 2392 Mount Joy Road, Manheim.


Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association, Inc.

An All-Volunteer Program Serving Central PA Since 1985

CATRA is located just off I-81 at the Grantville exit (#80), 8/10 of a mile from Penn National Racecourse & Hollywood Casino in Grantville, Pennsylvania, USA.


Lessons start September 28. Volunteer Orientation 6-8pm.
Volunteers needed! Please call 717-919-4587.
Volunteers needed! 

HME Clinics Application
Sept. 9- Wed.-7pm-8:30-Working with minis
Oct. 11- Sun.-7pm-8:30-Building Stronger Relationships
Nov. 15-Sun.-7pm- 8:30-Simple steps to successMay 6 - HME Workshop -7pm - 8:30pm - Ground Work Skills


Find Miles For Smiles winning ticket numbers here.


CATRA Fun Show Series, August 29. Horses, food, and fun. Come join us!

Mary with a red ribbon

Miniature Horse Extravaganza will perform at Ag Progress Days, August 18-20. For more information, find them on Facebook and Horse Mastership Essentials.

Marisa jumps Lil' Ditty



Sunday September 26, 5-9 PM, Arts & Sweets Silent Auction, Best Western Premier Hotel, 800 East Park Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17111


Blue Rocking Pony A note from the Chief
Ben Nolt, president

Blue Rocking Pony CATRA Booklet 2015

Blue Rocking Pony Memories of Judd
Please support Judd's Kids.

Blue Rocking Pony Awards & Recognition

Blue Rocking Pony The CATRA Menagerie
The fuzzy critters that make life worth living

Blue Rocking Pony The CATRA Wish List
What we need to keep providing services

Blue Rocking Pony The General Information Page
Articles about Therapeutic Riding, links to other resources

Blue Rocking Pony Our Sponsors
Please patronize our supporters.

Blue Rocking Pony CATRA Benefit Summer Fun Horse Shows
Please plan to attend.


Help CATRA help others!  In addition to therapeutic horseback riding, we provide many opportunities:

--Working with animals, large and small
--Working with people who like animals
--Family-oriented activities
--Character-building for young people
--Equal opportunities for all
--Horse shows & events
--Family parties & picnics
--Community service opportunities

We'd love to meet you!  Come on out for a visit.  You'll be glad you did.

This Equine Therapeutic Riding site owned by Ben & Shirley Nolt.
[ Previous 5 Sites | Previous | Next | Next 5 Sites | Random Site | List Sites ]



30 years of service

Resourcesblue helping hand

CatraBits Blog

Facebook link

Click here to sign up for our newsletter.

For Email Marketing you can trust



Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association, INC.
PO Box 339, Grantville, PA 17028