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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Hippotherapy
  • Horseback Riding
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Yes
  • Staff Certification:Yes - NARHA

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : $162 for a 6 week session are appreciated to help with program expenses.

    Scholarships are available.

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


This program was developed in 1990 by Dr. Mary Ann Evans and her family. Our riding facility is a North American Riding for the Handicapped (NARHA) member center and our horses have passed a strict safety rating based on the NARHA system to provide the safest experience possible.

The loving staff of the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program consists of instructors certified by NARHA and trained volunteers dedicated to enhancing the lives of the participants.

While the main focus of our program is on the disabled community, anyone interested in using experiences with horses to enhance personal growth is welcome.Our multi-faceted program is equipped to provide a wide range of services. Our facility is wheelchair accessible.