MTRA Ocala

Our mission: to offer the miraculous benefits of therapeutic horseback riding to persons of all ages and capabilities that are physically, mentally or emotionally challenged. Serving the heart of Florida since 1985, Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (MTRA) is a PATH Premier Accredited organization.

MTRA provides therapeutic horseback riding and Equine Assisted Learning Activities at a very minimal cost or via scholarships, when available, for those who cannot afford our very reasonable fees. 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 over 35 years, MTRA has provided these valuable services to Marion County on a continuous basis. Located in the heart of the Horse Capital of the World™, PageLines- veteran2thumb.jpgbeautiful 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.

 

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MTRA Riders Shine at UPHA Challenge Cup National Championships

Each November, the United Professional Horsemen's Association supports and features their UPHA Exceptional Challenge Cup Finals at the prestigious American Royal Horse Show in Kansas City, Missouri. This ambitious program promotes many different breeds of horses and...

MTRA proud recipient of a Florida Support Autism Programs Specialty License Plate Fund Grant!!

Marion Therapeutic Riding Association is very excited and grateful to have received a $5,000 grant from funds generated through the sale of the Florida “Support Autism Programs” specialty license plates. The grant will support Autistic Riders participating in...

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Help us reach a goal of 250 participants for our MTRA Virtual 5K Gallop!  This will help us to provide over 60 private lessons!

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