PARDS Administration and Riding Centre
Manufactured in Canada by BEHLEN Industries out of Brandon, Manitoba, the main building is a frameless steel building with a convex roof system and is energy efficient with R40 walls and R50 ceiling. The facility includes one large arena that can be partitioned off by a heavy-duty curtain creating two private riding arenas. The front of the building contains offices, training rooms, therapy rooms, a kitchen and a boardroom.
The barn, located in the steel annex to the main structure, will have 45 indoor stalls for horses. This includes 20 stalls designated to the PARDS program and 25 stalls for boarding. There will be an additional 25 outdoor stalls for boarding to help create revenue to support the organization. The total project is close to 40,000 sq ft.
The Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society (PARDS), is an organization that provides physical and emotional therapy to children and adults with disabilities through the use of equine assisted programs and activities.
The new Therapeutic Riding Centre, located on 55 acres of treed land, will help accommodate the organization’s current membership base of over 600 people, which includes 350 therapeutic riders.