The Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVTRP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities, youth-at-risk, and veterans through the challenging, physically-active sport of horseback riding.
With our staff and dedicated volunteers NVTRP provides horseback riding lessons six days a week. Horseback riding has been shown to be one of the most beneficial forms of recreation for people with all types of disabilities.
Horseback riding is beneficial for people with all types of disabilities. Students are given the opportunity to feel freedom when riding a horse.
Who do we serve?
NVTRP offers service to a wide range of children/adults with special needs. We have helped people with disabilities such as:
· Cerebral Palsy
· Developmental Delay
· Vision, Speech, or Hearing Impairment
· Learning Disabilities
· Cognitive Disabilities
· Emotional Disabilities
· Traumatic Brain Injuries
· Spina Bifida
What are the benefits?
When riding a horse, our students are given the opportunity to feel freedom and power through movement.
As the horse walks, the movement is transferred to the rider, providing a combination of sensory, motor, and neurological stimulation.
You can share in the joy of our riders! NVTRP is able to operate because of our dedicated volunteers. You too can help people with disabilities in your community by volunteering for our program.
Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc.