The board members and instructors of the Mount View Special Riding Association share your
heightened feelings of concern and uncertainty around COVID-19. We are respectful of the
present cautions and measures our government and the community in general are taking in our
collective effort to stem the tide of COVID-19. We are also getting and heeding guidance from
our certifying body, the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA). CanTRA has
indicated that all therapeutic riding programming in Canada should be suspended until at least
April 6, 2020.
We remain committed to our program, volunteers, our riders and their families but do have to
grapple with the realities facing us all.
We also feel it important to position ourselves for some “normalcy” as we get beyond this
crisis. We hope circumstances will have changed enough to enable our spring session to
proceed as planned, commencing our Monday sessions on May 4, 2020, the Tuesday sessions
on May 5, 2020. We are accordingly proceeding with registration and are reminding members
that registration and payment is due Thursday April 2, 2020. We have arrangements in place
(noted elsewhere on the website) to enable online registration and payment of fees. We of
course remain positioned to postpone programming should that be required.
We’ve increased our protocols in sanitizing surfaces, will continue the excellent practice of
“social-distancing” to the extent possible and will alter how we provide and deliver our snacks
once our program resumes.
We will continue to closely monitor the changing situation, and will of course comply with
public health guidance as it is offered. We will keep riders, their supports and volunteers posted
and will of course refund registration fees should that be necessary.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation and, with all of us working together and
supporting one another, will get through this. We look so forward to seeing you all once again.