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The Mission of the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
is to change the lives of people with disabilities by promoting their physical, psychological and social well being through equine assisted activities.

In 1980, CTRC started in a park, with three riders, a handful of volunteers and a few borrowed horses. Now, thanks to the unyielding commitment, vision and unwavering support of many wonderful supporters (individuals, foundations, corporations and service clubs) CTRC has a premier facility which allows special needs community members to benefit from CTRC’s premier Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) services year round. Our EAAT services includes therapeutic riding, hippotherapy,  interactive vaulting , ground lessons, and specialized ASD and sibling services. Additionally, CTRC’s Mini Troopers provide outreach and educational programming with the community.

What it takes to make CTRC happen

1000 Volunteers
15+ Employees
25+ Horses
700+ Donors

Since 1982 CTRC has held Premier Accreditation status from PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) and established itself not only as a center that is deeply rooted in the field of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) but also on the forefront of innovative and specialized services. While many programs focus on only one aspect of EAAT or one client population, CTRC’s solid foundation allows us to expand our services to an exceptionally wide range of disabilities including but not limited to Cerebral Palsy, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Developmental Delays, Autism, Aspergers, Dementia and Visual Impairment.

“We Love” A song about what we love best at CTRC. From Harmonies of the Heart June 2017

CTRC’s 35th Anniversary Video

Riders, Cyndee, Pat, Kelli & Yvonne, share their Aha Moment!