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Coming Events:


Highmark Walk

Kids Sing Country

Celebration Dinner

Motorcycle Ride Benefit

Arts & Sweets

Benefit Pleasure Ride



Comedy Night

Special Programs:


Horse Mastership Essentials

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.


Volunteers needed! Please call 717-919-4587. Volunteers needed! 

HME Clinics Application
May 30-Sat. - 7pm-8:30-Communicating w/horses
June 3- Wed.-7pm-8:30-Fun with miniature horses
Jun. 17-Wed.-7pm-8:30-Working horses in hand
July 8- Wed.-7pm-8:30-Prepare horse for obstacles
July 22-Wed.-7pm-8:30-Leading, Lunging, Long-Lining
Aug. 5- Wed.-7pm-8:30-Preparing the Horse to Drive
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


The CATRA 30th Anniversary Reunion Celebration dinner will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015, 6:00-10:00 pm, at Best Western Premier the Central Hotel, 800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg PA 17111. Adult tickets are $25 through April 30. Tickets will be on sale from May 1 to June 1 for $30 each. Buy your tickets now. We want to see you there.

PS - We need to know your meal choices!


Try these workshops!

Horse Lovers Workshop

Horse-Lovers Workshop
 June 9-11, 9 am to 12:30 pm
Get an application here.

Arts & Theater Workshop

Theatre & Visual Arts Workshop
June 16-18
Get an application here.


Kids Sing Country Music, Arts, & Crafts Festival
June 6, Grantville Carnival Grounds.
Rent vendor spaces here.

Line Dance Rehearsals May 3, 10, 17, and 30. Open Auditions for ages 25 years and under will be held at the East Hanover Township Building from 7pm to 8:30pm on May 3 and May 10. Please call 717-919-4587 for more information. The show will be held on June 7.


Laredo Band

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.
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PO Box 339, Grantville, PA 17028