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Congratulations to Shirley for being recognized as one of 6 recipients of the 2012 Jefferson Awards, sponsored by WGAL-TV. Please check out Shirley's Jefferson Award speech and video. Also, Shirley received recognition by the Autism Society of Greater Harrisburg on November 3, 2013. Fundraisers:
Arts & Sweets
Help Judd's Kids
New Building Project
Caitlin's Corner has lots of things for sale, including helmets, sweatshirts, jackets, and lots of gift items. Also consider shopping at CatraMart.  A similar program is now available at AmazonSmile, where you can shop at Amazon and earn donations for CATRA. AmazonSmileIf you shop at Amazon anyway, why not do it at AmazonSmile and earn money for CATRA? If you would like to help CATRA financially, please check out our new wish list/budget for an idea of what it takes to keep us going.  Note that there is no category for emloyee salaries, because we are all-volunteer!  Every penny that we receive goes toward providing program services.  To donate online, click here.
CATRA forms are available here:

New Rider Application

New Volunteer Application

CATRA mailings are now available online. Help CATRA reduce expenses by receiving your mailings online. Enter your email address in the box on our home page.  It's totally private. We do not share your info, and you can unsubscribe anytime. You will receive our online newsletter CATRA Bits, and you will learn when a new mailing is available online.
CATRA-Thon will be October 25. It is never too soon to get out there and gather pledges from your family, friends, and neighbors.  Every penny you raise goes directly to support the horses you love.  Please show them that you care!  Get a pledge sheet here. Welcome to all our new riders and volunteers.  It is truly our pleasure to help you be all that you can be.  That goes for our riders, our young volunteers, and especially those dedicated folk who have made CATRA their life's work.
CATRA has been providing therapeutic riding services to the people of central Pennsylvania since 1985.  We would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to each of the hundreds of volunteers who have generously given their time over the years so that our challenged riders and their families might experience some of the joys in life that others take for granted. Without you, CATRA would be only a beautiful dream. You have helped to make it a reality.  And thanks to CATRA, we volunteers can make our own lives matter. Ray Hunt at CATRA
Check out the pictures on our critter pix page.  We have a lot of animals at CATRA, and this is your chance to see some of them.  Below: Tulip Tulip "Winter/spring" lessons are in session.  If you would like to help, come on out during regular lessons, and we'll teach you what you need to know.  Please don't wait for a telephone plea. Dress in layers for comfort. Safety first! Horses are large and strong, and they tend to act by reflex. Do not stand behind them or anywhere that they can't see you! THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  From Ben and Shirley to all the volunteers who have been pitching in this season.  You know who you are.  We couldn't make it without you.

We would like to get some testimonials about your experiences at CATRA.  What does CATRA mean to you?  How has it changed your life?  Click here to send us an email, or mail it to PO Box 339, Grantville, PA 17028.

If you are a CATRA volunteer, thank you, and don't forget to sign in and out.  Write legibly.  If you are with a group, please indicate which group. Remember that farm work continues even when there are no lessons.


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Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association, INC.
PO Box 339, Grantville, PA 17028
717-469-7517, catra@catra.net