Children, Youth, and Adults with Disabilities

Therapeutic Horseback Riding


Since 1973, TRI has assisted children, youth, and adults with a vast array of physical, mental, and emotional challenges to improve their lives through the innate therapeutic qualities of a horse.

The horses’ natural moveSONY DSCment engages the human body in a manner that simulates walking.  It is not uncommon that a student who has mobility limitations before riding will show improvements in their ability to ambulate after their lesson due to the improved core strength and flexibility derived from riding their horse.  Whereas physical therapy in a room may be a chore, riding becomes a treat.  Students have an opportunity to work on life skills, concentration, following directions, and working with others through horseback riding skills.  Students are able to progress and increase in their knowledge of horsemanship skills through their participation in lessons.  Students look forward to riding their special four-footed friend and working with their dedicated volunteer each week during their eight week session.

30 Minute Group: $280 – 8 week session, $140 – 4 week session

45 Minute Group: $320 – 8 week session, $160 – 4 week session

60 Minute Horsemanship Class: $360 – 8 week session, $180 – 4 week session

Private Lessons (30 minutes): $400 – 8 week session, $200 – 4 week session

2017 Session Dates:

Session 1: March 18 – May 20, no lessons 4/15 – 20

Student Ride-A-Thon: April 29, 2017 ($40 fee) – Students collect pledges for a chance to become a 2018 Triple Crown Jockey. Top 3 pledge earners are invited to race for TRI.

Session 2: June 3 – June 29

Session 3: July 8 – August 3

Session 4: September 9 – November 3

Fall Horse Show: October 14, 2016 ($40 fee)

Interested in riding with TRI?

Contact TRI’s Program Director, Michele Green –