The goal of Northland Therapeutic Riding Center is to improve the quality of life of persons with special needs, and create a sense of hope in their future. Therapeutic Riding uses equine-oriented activities to positively impact the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of people with special needs from ages 2 to 80 years. The horse is a unique therapy tool in that its walk is rhythmic and repetitive and encourages movement responses in riders that are similar to human movement patterns of the pelvis while walking.

Therapeutic riding can benefit children and adults with many special challenges, including: Down Syndrome, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Speech, Vision, and Hearing Challenges, Spina Bifida, Deaf, Blind, Stroke, Cognitive, Social, and Behavioral challenges. Many individuals not only have one, but several debilitating diseases.

Therapeutic riding can provide: improved balance, posture and coordination; increased muscle tone and strength; increased range of motion and flexibility; increased problem-solving skills and concentration; and increased confidence, patience, and self-esteem. It is also fun!



Monday, March 20th

1st Session March 20th - April 27th

March Kick off of Triple Crown Fundraiser
• Ongoing through June


Monday, April 24th

Volunteer Orientation, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Monday, May 1st

2nd Session May 1st - June 8th


Monday, June 12th

3rd Session June 12th - July 20th


Monday, July 24th

Monday, July 31st

Monday, August 7th

Break July 24th - July 28th

NEW Camp 1 July 31st - Aug. 4th

Camp 2 Aug. 7th - 11th


Monday, Aug. 14th

Monday, Aug. 28th

Break Aug. 14th - 25th

4th Session Aug. 28th - Oct. 5th


Saturday, Sept. 16th

Friday, Sept. 22nd-23rd

Saturday, Sept. 30th

Jesse James Parade

Liberty Fall Festival

Horse Show


Monday, Oct. 9th

Friday, Oct. 20th

Saturday, Oct. 28th

5th Session Oct. 9th - Nov. 17th

Evening of Hope

Volunteer Appreciation BBQ and Bonfire

Offering Online Donation and Payment Options for Your Convenience


Therapeutic Riding

Photo Gallery - click on photo for album

Horse Show 2013

Meet Our Horses

Social Media

Important Forms

Rider Application
Physician Form

2015 Annual Report
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2014 Audit
2014 Tax Exempt Form

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