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Welcome to the Alberta Trail Riding Association web site. ATRA is a non-profit organization actively involved in preserving the natural environment for future generations' enjoyment of equestrian activities such as driving and riding.

ATRA meets at 7pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month, excluding summer and December.  Please come and check us out! 

Meeting location (unless otherwise specified):  Kirk United Church - 13535 - 122ave, Edmonton.

Next Meeting:  October 16, 2014

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jodie Santarossa - The Alberta Equine Industry - Why is it important and who is driving its future?  Also a few minutes on Holistic Care and Equine Sports Medicine.

Dr. Santarossa is a 2002 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon.  Upon graduation, Jodie started a large animal surgical internship at a private referral practice in Alberta.  Following that, along with a business partner she built West Wind Veterinary Hospital, an equine surgical referral practice near Sherwood Park, Alberta.  Jodie furthered her interest in equine sports medicine while working at Northlands Park, a race track in Edmonton.  During this time, Jodie also co-hosted Pet Talk, a call-in radio show.

Jodie attended lectures about energy medicine.  She pursued studies in the fields of Animal Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy.  Jodie is currently attending courses in Equine Cranial Sacral Therapy, a manual energy-based therapy based on osteopathy for elite athletes.  She has also been studying how kinesiotaping can be used to prevent injury or facilitate recovery and more interestingly, she has been delving into animal communication.

Jodie's current practice, Brightside Vet, has been primarily focused on equine sports medicine.  Jodie has adopted a vibrational/holistic approach to veterinary medicine that integrates elements of Eastern and Western medicine through science-based prevention and maintenance.  She considers herself to be part of a team of highly trained professionals working towards a common goal.  At the core of all of Jodie's professional endeavours is the old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

2015 Membership Drive - October 16th meeting

Those who buy their 2015 ATRA membership at the October meeting will have their names put in a draw to win their membership for free, plus other door prizes.  Invite your friends to come join as this should be a great meeting.

Download and print the 2015 membership form here



A schedule of activities for 2014 is on the "Events" page.
The Executive for 2014 is on the "Contact Us" page


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