46 years in the making.
Betty Lou Townley and Linden Moore founded the Therapeutic Riding Institute (TRI) in 1973 to improve the health and lives of children and adults with disabilities. TRI was one of the first in the world, the first in our region, to offer equine-assisted services to people with disabilities.
Through the years, this volunteer-driven community service
group has touched thousands of lives in the Miami Valley.
TRI has tripled in size and scope to offer classes six days a week to nearly 200
students with the help of over 200 volunteers, 7 horses and 8 professional staff.
TRI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit registered with the IRS and the State of Ohio.
TRI is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center
TRI’s achievement indicates that all PATH Intl. Standards criteria related to the lesson program (student evaluation and intake, volunteer training, horse care and training, and instructor certification); administration, and facility condition are met.
The accreditation program review process is designed by PATH Intl. to ensure that all Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) programs adhere to specific standards. This philosophy has ensured that programs nationally and internationally provide consistent teaching, training and administrative procedures. By adhering to the PATH Intl. standards, the students receive consistent instruction and guidance that enriches their lives and encourages striving to achieve.
TRI is 1 of only 275 centers in the nation that is Premier Accredited.