Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Therapeutic Riding program illustrates the meaning of the Center’s creed, “People helping animals and animals helping people.” Our program is dedicated to serving riders with special needs through equine-assisted activities. Students, ages 4 and up, interact with specially trained horses year-round in weekly lessons to enhance physical, cognitive, social-emotional and motor skills. Additionally, we stress having fun in a safe and rewarding environment.
With input from parents, physicians, physical therapists and special education teachers, our experienced PATH certified staff members develop lesson plans to suit each of our riders short and long term goals.
The program is back to full capacity with a lengthy waiting list. Thank you for your patience and support as we work towards increasing our capacity. Visit our Sponsor A Therapy Horse page to support these amazing animals and help to preserve the program for years to come. Any amount helps!
The Therapeutic Riding program would like to give a special thanks to the following organizations and individuals for their support:
Tuesday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
*Please note that staff are often at the barn in the morning and lessons in the afternoon
Due to Hurricane Hilary, all departments will be closing at 3pm today. Stay safe!