Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center

We at CSTRC know that therapies can take on many dimensions and our ability to show our special needs riders another form of therapy using horses is a journey like no other. Our horses assist our riders to gain confidence, increase their core strength, and improve the quality of their lives.

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Financial Support Program


Human Services 


People/Families with of People with Developmental Disabilities
People/Families with of People with Disabilities
People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities


Our Financial Support Program was conceived in 2009 to help the families of our riders who have difficulty paying the full therapeutic riding lesson fee. This program has given CSTRC the opportunity to help them continue with their weekly therapeutic riding lessons and is consistent with our overall mission to never turn away a financially needy person by providing reduced lesson fees or full support as approved by our Board of Directors. As our funding increases, so does our ability to expand our Financial Support Fund to a level that permits benefits to all riders and full payments to those with the greatest financial need.


Evidence of Program's Success

CSTRC opened its doors in 2008 to those children and adults who face physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities. These individuals face challenges from mild autism, and profound cerebral palsy to fatal rare diseases. In 2008 we started with three children and now, in 2018 we are helping 170 special needs riders with our equine-assisted programs.

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