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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Hippotherapy
  • Horseback Riding
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Parking area, Ramps, and Front desk area

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: NARHA certified instructors

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available
    Circingle on the horse and Special Fleece Pad

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : People with disabilities may be eligible for a special rate.

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


B.E.A.T. Riding Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to provide individuals with physical, intellectual and emotional cdisabilities an opportunity for emotional and physical growth through horsemanship. BEAT's home is at Horsin-A-Round Stables 20 miles west of Portland in Banks, Oregon.

Today BEAT serves over 30 riders with disabilities each week, including riders from Portland and all over Washington County. We also provide instruction to groups from the YWCA, Head Start and the school districts of Forest Grove, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Riders at BEAT include individuals with a wide range of disabilities including Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy. BEAT is a member of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) and abides by the association's guidelines for safety and operation.