Marion Therapeutic Riding Association provides therapeutic horseback riding and Equine Assisted Learning Activities for children and adults living with physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges in our community. As an approved provider through some health insurance companies, individuals may see if our services are covered through insurance. Some programming is provided at no cost for qualified participants through grants and fundraising, and we now offer Peer to Peer fundraising campaigns that makes fundraising for a specific person easily accessible.
We also have a limited number of scholarships available on occasion. The program income provides only 10-15% of the funding needed annually to keep our services in place and to cover the very high costs of feeding and maintaining horses, maintaining our PATH Premiere certified facility, overhead costs such as insurance, staff and certified PATH instructors. Therefore, we rely heavily on the generosity of the community and its businesses and corporations through donations, grants and other funding.
For nearly 40 years, MTRA has provided these unique and valuable services to Marion and surrounding Counties on a continuous basis. Located in the heart of the Horse Capital of the World™, beautiful and temperate Ocala, Florida, we strive to put the spotlight on these wonderful animals who keep our thriving community together. If you have questions about our program, please email our Executive Director, or call our offices Tuesday through Saturday at 352-732-7300.
MTRA is located on Florida Greenway land and our facility was originally built with a Community Block Grant from Marion County. We are thankful for the state and our community for providing us with a beautiful and safe place to nurture our clients. To learn more about the Florida Greenway, please click on the logo at right to visit their website.
Our mission: Marion Therapeutic Riding Association strives to enhances lives using the healing power of human and horse connection. This unique pairing unleashes new abilities that grant purpose and envision greater opportunities. We serve persons of all capabilities with physical, emotional or intellectual challenges through Equine Assisted Activities.
Serving the heart of Florida since 1985, Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (MTRA) is a PATH Premier Accredited organization.
MTRA on the Greenway
MTRA has been hosted on land leased from the Cross Florida Greenway for over 30 years!