Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center
Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center 

Riders

                                                               Our Mission

Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center provides therapeutic horseback riding and non-mounted individualized programs for people with physical, cognitive and/ or emotional challenges in a safe, structured environment.

 

Our Values

Equity, Excellence, Collaboration, Stewardship

 

            ATRC believes that individuals with developmental and physical challenges are entitled to respect, dignity and safe opportunities for growth and fun.

 

            ATRC believes in the power of the horse to enrich and empower our clients' lives, guided by evidence-based science and best practices in equine therapy.

 

            ATRC believes in collaboration with our community partners, staff and volunteers, to ensure our clients' needs are met to the best of our ability.

 

            ATRC believes in good stewardship of our horses, facilities and the funds entrusted to us by our generous donors. 

 

            ATRC believes in working hard to ensure that our organization remains strong and adaptable to the changing needs of our community now and in the future.

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Mounted and unmounted services are available.

Physical, occupational/speech and mental health therapists may be present or available for consultation.

If you are interested in becoming a new rider in Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center's therapeutic program, contact us. New riders will need an initial evaluation at a cost of $25.  Please note that new riders must fill out all forms listed below.  Riders who are returning must complete all forms not listed as "New Rider" form.

All riders can find the necessary forms below.  Forms must be filled out and mailed two weeks prior to the first lesson.  Remember that we MUST have updated forms before you can ride.   

The Emergency Medical Treatment, Physician Form, and Parent/Guardian Release Form must be completed by all riders each year.

The New Rider Application and New Rider Profile Form are only needed for first time riders.

Cost 

The cost to the rider for an eight week therapeutic riding session is $200.00.  Payment is due two weeks before the first class.  Scholarships are available by application.  Note scholarship due dates.  

 

The New Rider Application and New Rider Profile Form are only needed for first time riders.

New Rider Application
New Rider Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [190.5 KB]
New Rider Profile Form
Initial Participant Profile.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [65.6 KB]

The Emergency Medical Treatment, Physician Form, and Parent/Guardian Release Form must be completed by all riders each year.

Emergency medical treatment form
Emergency medical treatment form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [91.7 KB]
Physician form
Please have form completed by family physician.
Physician form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [177.2 KB]
Parent/Guardian release form
Parent-Guardian release form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [77.9 KB]

Contact Us Today!

ATRC

Mailing address:

176 Chimney Ridge
Burnsville, NC 28714

 

Physical address:

299 Riding Center Road


Executive Director phone:

828-675-5814

 

Barn phone:

828-675-5630

 

E-mail:

atrcriding@gmail.com

 

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