~ PARDS Group Summer Programs ~
PARDS Summer Camps provide an inclusive environment where children and youth of all abilities are encouraged and supported to identify and build on their own strengths as well as recognize and appreciate the strengths of others.

Inclusive Youth Day Camp
Our youth day camp is full of fun and friendship. It is also full of all kinds of learning and personal-discovery hidden within the games, activities and adventures. Almost all of PARDS’ programs are incorporated into the day camps. It’s a fantastic way to learn the basics of horse care, riding, horsemanship, and much more. Youth day camp is open to children between the ages of 6 (as of January 1 of camp year) and 14, of all abilities. Campers spend each day practicing and learning the basics of horse care and horsemanship through activities, lessons and hands-on learning. Youth Leadership activities are also incorporated into the daily camp schedule along with games, group activities and crafts.
Camps run Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Drop off time is no earlier than 8:45 with pick up time no later than 4:30.
***If camper requires a support aide, one must be provide by rider/parent/guardian.***

Inclusive Little Pony Motricity Half Day Camp
Camp is set up with fun activities that incorporate fundamental skills in early ages of development while working with our miniature ponies. Riding, groundwork and horse care skills are taught.
Little Pony Motricity Summer Camp is offered to children 3 (as of January 1, 2020) to 7 years of age, to a maximum height of 48 inches and 65 lbs. (some considerations may apply). Riders must be able to toilet themselves and be independent from parents/guardian for camp time of 2.5 hours. The program is both a ground work and riding program.
Camps run Monday to Friday with morning (9:30 - noon) or afternoon (1:30 - 4:00) sessions available. ***If camper requires a support aide, one must be provide by rider/parent/guardian.***

Equestrian Skills Development Camp for Adult Therapeutic Riders
Campers have 4 days filled with fun and learning for campers aged 15+ with a clinical diagnosis. Campers experience the social, recreational and physical benefits that come from immersion in PARDS' therapeutic programs. PARDS provides an instructor, a horse and all the necessary tack and riding/driving equipment.
During their day at camp, participants will enjoy activities including riding lessons, cart driving lessons and stable management.
We accept a maximum of 9 campers per week to ensure excellent support for each camper from our staff and volunteer team.
Camp runs Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 - 3:00.
***If camper requires a support aide, one must be provide by rider/parent/guardian.***
Ages 6 - 14
July 5 - 9
July 12 - 16
July 19 - 23
August 9 - 13
August 16 - 20

July 26 - 30 AM & PM Camps
August 23 - 27 AM & PM Camps

Ages 15 up
August 3 - 6
ASTM/SEI helmets are available for rent on a first come basis ($10/week) if camper does not have their own. If providing your own helmet, PARDS adheres to a 5 year from MFG expiration date and will be checked the first day of camp.
Register early: camp registration is first-come, first served basis
(with completed registration and full payment)                                                         
~ PARDS Individual Summer Programs ~
Independent Inclusive Mounted Riding
Independent Inclusive Mounted Riding Lessons are for anyone aged 7 and older. The lessons are geared toward many skill levels, from therapeutic riders to riders with basic formal lessons to more advanced novice riders. Lessons are facilitated by qualified instructors and are designed to help riders become comfortable with riding basics enabling progress. Throughout your session our goal is to help you progress, perfect your techniques and, most importantly, have fun!
Please note: Riders must be able to ride independently for summer programs.

Independent Inclusive Cart Driving
Cart driving is an excellent way to access the benefits of equine therapy. Learning to work with and control a horse as the driver of a cart. (vehicle) Cart driving is where a horse or pony is hitched to a wheeled cart and is driven around an arena, an obstacle course, or out on a trail.

Para Sport
Who can participate?
ParaSport is open to anyone that qualifies for PARDS therapeutic riding program and would like to experience competition in the ParaEquestrian Video Competition Series or learn the dressage style of riding
Please note: Riders must be able to ride independently for summer programs.

The Video Competition program is offered to para equestrian riders as an introduction to the experience of competition in the comfort of your home stable while competing with riders across Canada.
Riders ride a dressage test which is recorded by one of our volunteers or staff.
PARDS then uploads the video to a private YouTube account and submits the video to Equine Canada through the online Para-Dressage Video competition Portal. Each submitted video is then judged and scored by certified Equine Canada judges.
Test scores with feedback are returned to the rider. Ribbons and prizes are awarded for the top 3 scores in each riding category. 

For all Individual Summer Programs:
Please register and you will be contacted to book your time slot, spaces for all programs are limited.
~ A Fabulous Year ~

PARDS 2020/2021 sessions saw many changes given the many challenges Covid -19 presented on a day to day basis to many programs in the community. PARDS maintained that our riders come first in all aspects of their safety, health and welbeing and for some, continuing in the only extracurricualr activity they were able to participate in. We worked closely with many government agencies and with modification to adhere to restriction guildlines, our therapeutic programs continued and our riders thrived!
Many riders and families shared their comments about the year in our lesson evaluation.
We look forward to seeing new and returning riders in both our summer and fall programs.
All programs are open to registration on our website.
Please visit PARDS website for information and registration.
~ Program Partners ~
~ Fundraiser ~
Facility Sponsors
These generous companies provide services or gift in kind donations to help keep our facility running, our herd healthy and our equipment maintained. Thank you!
We Are Official!!!

SO excited!!! A bazillion thanks to Dave and his crew at Prairie Signs for their donation and installation of our facility signage! It looks absolutely FABULOUS! Prairie Signs 2000 Ltd has been an incredible supporter of PARDS for many, MANY years and we are full of gratitude for their generosity and support! Thank you Sean, John, Kyle and Anthony for getting the sign up.
Bus Sponsors
 PARDS Therapeutic Centre
710009 RR 55
County of Grande Prairie #1, AB
T8W 5A7
Phone: (780) 538-3211