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!




SESSION #3 - JUNE 13 - JULY 21 (camp??)

SESSION #4 - AUG. 29 - OCT. 6

SESSION #5 - OCT. 10 - NOV. 17

Tentative Schedule for Special Events

April 30 - Brunch #1

May 21 - Briarcliff Event

June 4 - Brunch #2 *

June 6-9 - Off

July 9 - Horse Show

Sept. 14-18 - Best of America by Horse Back

Sept. 17 - Jesse James Day Parade

Sept. 23-24 - Liberty Fall Festival

Oct. 7 - Evening of Hope
March 7 assessments
March 8 orientation

April 15 assessments
April 18 orientation

June 6 assessments
June 7 orientation

August 22 assessments
August 23 orientation

* Areas at left that
are fundraisers

Now Offering Online Donation and Payment Options for Your Convenience


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Rider Application
Physician Form

2015 Annual Report
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2014 Audit
2014 Tax Exempt Form

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