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Inside The Numbers: ASPIRE Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program

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From the young to the old, we've all enjoyed their smiles. These smiles have made it worth it all!


ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program provides benefits to individuals with disabilities through animal-assisted activities and outreach programs.

ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program (TRP) improves the quality of life of those we serve. Our primary clients are individuals with disabilities who benefit physically, emotionally, and cognitively through animal-assisted activities, primarily through interaction with horses. ASPIRE TRP provides a variety of programming to benefit qualified individuals through year round programs and outreach programs.

A variety of educational tools are employed, including programming such as clinics, specific therapy classes, conferences, offsite visits, and retreats. The program maintains accreditation and is respected among its peers, providing innovation and leadership in the field of animal-assisted therapy. ASPIRE TRP has a fully certified and trained staff, including a full-time Executive Director, a Program Director, certified instructors, a volunteer coordinator, a horse trainer, barn manager, development director, administrative assistant, and has access to professional occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists. Staff maintains professional training and affiliation in their fields, supported by ASPIRE TRP.

ASPIRE TRP has a fully functional facility with center-owned horses, and outdoor working arenas, stables and barns, offices, equipment, and pastures. ASPIRE TRP’s recognized position in the community is built on relationships fostered by staff and Board members. ASPIRE TRP’s community support includes a large variety and number of volunteers, sponsors, and donors. Successful annual fundraisers and activities contribute to program support, community awareness, and participation.


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