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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Horseback Riding
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: The building is ADA accessible, including locker rooms, parking area, and the front desk area.

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Certain staff members have certification from NARHA, and training in Adapted Physical Therapy or Therapeutic Recreation, Physical Therapy or P.T. Assistant, and a specialized degree in Kinesiology/Physical Education/Exercise Science with some coursework in disability.

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 3 to 80

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available
    A Hydroic Lift is used to mount individuals on the horse, and they also use specialized saddles when necessary.

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program :

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Bridge Riding for the Disabled is a sixteen year old program located in southwestern Ohio, serving over 50 riders a year. Dedicated to helping disabled people, both children and adults, find new freedom through their experiences with horses. They serve many individuals with a variety diagnosis ranging from those with cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, strokes and multiple sclerosis. Everyday, these riders find the courage to face challenges. The horses and their volunteers work through issues with balance, tight muscles, communication skills and improving overall independence.

Any individual who qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act is eligible to apply. Each applicant is evaluated before becoming a student to determine if the therapeutic riding program can meet his or her needs.