Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center
Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center 

                 ATRC BBQ NOT AT THE BARN, TAKE 2

                    Please join us for a DRIVE THROUGH BBQ on

                       Saturday, September 25 from 4:30-6:00

                   First come, first serve. No reservation required.

  $20/plate for homemade BBQ, sauce, beans, slaw, cornbread and a brownie.

                    Vegetarian and gluten free options available.     

            You can also purchase ATRC's new long sleeve T-shirts.

             *All meals will be take out and can be picked up in

                the parking lot of Micaville Presbytarian Church. 





ATRC is a premier accredited center with PATH International.



Programs/ Forms

Forms are due 2 weeks before session. Note:  scholarship form is due 4 weeks before session.

Upcoming Events

Fall session is currently on hold until the local COVID numbers go down.

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From a program director:

I could tell immediately when he had been with the horses. He was calmer and more centered. This has made a huge difference in his life and he is much happier.


From the director of a cooperating non-profit:

Shortbus needs safe work opportunities for artists. ATRC gets a grant for vocational training/workers. ATRC hires Shortbus artists. They learn skills while doing a great job. Shortbus is happy. ATRC is happy. The artists are happy. The horses are happy. Everyone wins.  (Click to see Shortbus participants in action.)


From a parent:

Our son LOVES riding and the horses really calm him down. When our son is having a panic attack we try to bring him back by talking about the horses. Omar is a saving grace! When our son is lost in anxiety, us talking about details about Omar, has helped our son to slow his breathing and come back in his body.     


Contact Us Today!


Mailing address:

176 Chimney Ridge
Burnsville, NC 28714


Physical address:

299 Riding Center Road

Executive Director phone:



Barn phone:






ATRC - Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center