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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Horseback Riding
Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program :

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The New York Therapeutic Riding Center was designed to facilitate the rehabilitation of children and adults with disabilities. Their program, Equestria, holds therapeutic riding classes all year long for people with disabilities at the Claremont Riding Academy on West 89th street in Manhattan. Those who participate in the program consist of children, students, adults, and patients from the New York metropolitan area possessing physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.

Therapeutic horseback riding has been proven to have a number of advantages. Riding improves posture, balance, and coordination. It is also said that riding strengthens and normalizes muscle tone while improving mobility to those who participate.

The program lasts for ten weeks, with classes meeting once a week. A student may have the opportunity to participate in up to two sessions of rehabilitation. The New York Therapeutic Riding Center provides students with horses, tack, and safety helmets. Instructors have been certified by various organizations that specialize in therapeutic riding.

The Therapeutic Riding Center offers a valuable resource to the New York community with disabilities. They have managed to integrate the Americans with Disabilities Act with horseback riding to better serve New Yorkers with disablities.