Horsey Ladies

Fundraising event helps the clients of the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association

On behalf of the board of directors, clients, families and volunteers of the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association, I would like to publicly offer our sincerest thanks for the wonderful donation received from the Horsey Ladies Okanagan fundraising banquet and auction Nov. 20.

Each year since its inception in 2002, a committee of dedicated volunteers has worked hard to organize the annual Horsey Ladies charity auction and dinner.

This event, held each November, raises money to give back to local charities.

The committee, currently comprised of Amy Vaughan, Patti Thomas, Ruby Edwards, Sly Keyes, Sheila Sperling, Michele Gould, Donna McNab, Elspeth Manning, Kathy Woodward and Nancy Roman, works hard all year seeking donations from local businesses for the auction and promoting the event.

Each year, the maximum of 130 tickets sells out quickly and all of the women who attend vote during the evening on which charity (charities) will be the recipient of the auction proceeds. Nov. 20 was the 18th annual event and our charity was again one of the two grateful recipients.

NOTRA has been a beneficiary of the proceeds from this charity event four times, in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2015, for a total of $20,281.

These donations have been instrumental in allowing us to continue to provide therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with special needs in the North Okanagan-Shuswap and is deeply appreciated.

If anyone is interested in becoming a rider or volunteer with NOTRA, please contact our program director, Dani Goldenthal at 250-549-0105 or

Our next riding session will be starting up in April at O’Keefe Ranch. Thank you again Horsey Ladies.

North Okanagan Therapeutic

Riding Association