**DERBY DAY May 4, 2013**
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Spring Session 2013 is in progress
Rider Scholarship Information and Application available in the Forms section
Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center
176 Chimney Ridge
Burnsville, NC 28714
Miika Rolett (828) 675-5814 (Office)
(828) 675-5630 (Barn)
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The first two stages of our new addition are finished!
Concrete floor and handicapped parking have been poured. New stalls and a bathroom have been completed.
Look for pictures soon.
Make sure to check out all of the pages on the website for new pictures from some of our latest sessions.
Mission Statement: The Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center provides therapeutic horseback riding for persons with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional disabilities in a safe, structured environment.
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ATRC is located on fifteen acres of land in the beautiful South Toe River Valley just outside of Burnsville, North Carolina.
The program was founded in 1986 as a pilot program with a grant from Blue Ridge Mental Health and was incorporated as a non-profit, 501-3C in 1987. It is currently funded by grants, donations, fees, and Mitchell County United Way.
In 2006, ATRC became a premier accredited operating center by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International or PATH.
Instructors: ATRC has two instructors fully certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. In addition, physical, occupational, and speech therapists are often involved, either hands on in the program or as consultants.