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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Horseback Riding
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center, a nonprofit accredited riding program, provides therapeutic horseback riding to people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities. The NWTRC is dedicated to enriching the physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being of our riders and their families in an environment which is safe, nurturing, challenging, and fun.

The NorthWest Therapeutic Riding center was established in 1993 and is located on a small farm just outside Bellingham, Washington.

The NWTRC is affiliated with NARHA, the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.

The center currently has the capacity to serve up to 32 riders per week. Clients include individuals with autism, Down Syndrome, multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, and learning/ behavior disabilities. The center's clients range in age from 2 to 74.

The center is designed to give emotional, physical, and therapeutic enrichment to people with special needs.

At NWTRC, riders work with staff, volunteers, and the horses to maximize their capabilities. The center offers a program and environment that is safe, nurturing, challenging, and fun.