Benefit Pleasure Ride

“Miles for Smiles”

CATRA’s annual “Miles for Smile” Benefit Trail Ride is an opportunity for horse enthusiasts of all ages from across Central PA to come together and support therapeutic riding for the many children, adolescents, and adults in the region who can benefit from it.


The benefit ride takes place in Grantville, PA. The facility offers easy access locations for trailer parking and unloading/loading. SPONSORS Collect sponsors & bring your favorite horse to CATRA for the annual benefit ride.


This 2-hour trail ride is led by CATRA co-founder Shirley Nolt and begins at 9 am (registration at 8 am).


All riders receive an official CATRA t-shirt. Afterward, riders are treated to a bountiful lunch and a fun-filled day at CATRA-Thon. Minimum of $100 in pledges required to participate in this event.

More Prizes!

  • $100 in pledges receives a CATRA t-shirt
  • $300 in pledges receives a CATRA sweatshirt
  • $500 in pledges receives a CATRA jacket / hooded sweatshirt
  • $1,000 or more in collected pledges receives all three prizes.

To be eligible for prizes and to ride, pledges must be collected and turned at CATRA-Thon prior to departure of the ride.

Ride Considerations and Guidelines

  • The length of the pleasure ride is planned at 2-hours, however, length is an approximation.
  • Safety and courtesy toward other riders MUST be observed at all times.
  • Please keep in mind the varying abilities of the riders.
  • Before you begin trotting or cantering make certain it does not pose a risk to you or other riders.
  • The ride will be mostly walking.
  • It is recommended that all riders wear an approved helmet during the ride. Riders under 18 y.o. are required to wear a helmet. Riders may borrow helmets from CATRA.
  • It is expected that all riders will fully respect the trail and property minimizing any damage – no smoking or littering on the trail.
  • It is expected that all riders will maintain control of their horse while providing sound and humane treatment during both their time at CATRA and on the trail.
  • Riders will ride only on the designated trail and not trespass.
  • All tack should be appropriately marked with rider identification.
  • Please do not bring dogs or other animals on the trail ride or to CATRA-thon.
  • In consideration and respect for all riders, please plan to arrive for onsite registration at 8 am and be prepared to depart on the ride by 9 am.

CATRA Benefit Ride

Register to Ride

Fill out the brief registration below, download your registration packet, and get started collecting sponsor pledges today!

Benefit Pleasure Ride Packet

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