PO Box 4311

Quesnel BC

V2J 3J3

Mail: Horse Programs

In our horse and riding programs our instructors collaborate with other professionals such as: Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Early Childhood Educators, Social Workers, Teachers, Mental Health Clinicians, Speech Pathologists and Parents in order to create an individualized program with client specific goals.

CHAAPS offers:

MISTY Program

Misty was the first horse used in our program and one of the reasons we started CHAAPS! This program offers the therapeutic and recreational aspects of riding on a basic level in a safe and welcoming environment. Strong support is provided to the clients to help them achieve their goals.


Kootnai was the second horse in our program, she was considered our ‘gentle giant’ and assisted our clients in reaching new skills and levels in their riding.

This program also offers therapeutic benefits and recreational riding but focuses on goal-oriented games, promoting gross/fine motor skills and social skills. Cognitive skills associated with Horse Care are also introduced.


Named after the great horse!

This is an introduction to the equestrian sport. This is offered to youth and adults with more refined riding skills and level of instruction to equal their increasing confidence, competence and possible competition. Riders will also become more knowledgeable in equine care and function independently.

This program is sponsored by the Quesnel Community Foundation.


Meet the Horses


Owned By: CHAAPS

Sponsored By: Tim Horton’s

Owned By: CHAAPS

Sponsored By:
Integris Credit Union

Donated By: Tim Cushman

Horse Therapy Resources

Autism & Therapeutic Riding

CanTRA – Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association

BCTRA – BC Therapeutic Riding Association

PATH Intl.


Northern BC Therapeutic Riding & Animal Assisted Therapy

“A horse gallops with its lungs, perseveres with its heart, and wins with its character.”

                                                                                                                      - Tessio