Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center
Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center 


All our horses are trained in therapeutic riding.



Tony is retired from the show ring. He is great with independent riders since he taught lots of kids to ride in his earlier career.



Midnight is our only girl.She enjoys being groomed. Her specialty is showing off her tricks during ground lessons. 



Tanner retired to ATRC from a summer camp where he was much beloved. Tanner's name suits his color. 



Savvy is a tall, handsome guy. He knows all about teaching people to ride. His red coat is very pretty.



Marley is a rare Icelandic horse. Although he is small he is very strong! He also has a funny personality and a hairdo to match.



Lancelot is a miniature horse.  He is great introducing horses and riding to youngsters who may be frightened of larger horses.



TJ was trained by Ken McNabb.  He made a long cross country journey at some time in his life.  Sweet, well trained and so happy to have found his home in the NC mountains.




Such a handsome fellow!  Spirit is a rescue horse.  He loves people and attention.





Jack is on loan from Chauncey and Carisa Hooks.  He loves to play and knows lots of tricks.


Our Facility

Our facility is located on 15 acres of beautiful land in the South Toe Valley.  We have a large indoor arena with classroom, office, therapy room, bathrooms and indoor horse stalls.  There is an outdoor riding ring and run-in shelters in all the pastures.  The hay barn overlooks the beautiful valley.

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Mailing address:

176 Chimney Ridge
Burnsville, NC 28714


Physical address:

299 Riding Center Road

Executive Director phone:



Barn phone:






ATRC - Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center