The Riding Centre provides a therapeutic horse riding program for children and adults with physical, emotional, cognitive, developmental or other disabilities.
The Riding Centre is located at 1117 East Hyde Road in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The grounds occupy 60 acres of land that is part of the 1,000-acre Glen Helen Nature Preserve, owned and overseen by the Glen Helen Association. Through the generosity of time from countless sponsors and volunteers, The Riding Centre has been able to offer lessons, therapeutic riding, and day camps to the Miami Valley for over 60 years. Facilities include two barns, rolling pastures, a large outdoor ring, a lighted indoor ring, a cross-country hunt course, several wooded trails, outdoor shelters for the horses, and stables.
Picture here, one teenager returned to the Centre recently after being away for two years due to the pandemic and was excited to be reunited with her therapeutic horse, Honey Pepper. While non-verbal, she showed her joy with laughter, vigorous petting and many smiles. She was so happy to be back riding Honey Pepper into the woods with her instructor.
CHF grants help support this valuable program. For more information on The Riding Centre, visit www.theridingcentre.org.