The Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program

A Division of Lanark Community Programs, a part of Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services



COVID-19 Special Notice: 

Hello riders, families and friends of Therapeutic Riding,

It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you all that the Riding Program will not be proceeding with Spring lessons.

Due to social distancing and risk of spreading the Corona Virus we are not able to offer riding lessons at this time.

Rest assured we are doing everything possible to stay on top of the ever changing requirements and will return to active programming as soon as we are able.

As of right this moment…Summer lessons are also not guaranteed. There is a very real possibility they will be cancelled as well. We will let you know as soon as we know if we are allowed to proceed.

Your spots for Fall are still held as is - and I may be able to squeeze a few more riders in so if you haven't contacted me about that yet - there may be hope.

If you have sent a chq or have paid already for Spring lessons, we will be in touch to refund you or defer your payment to the next session - whichever you like. This may take a while as the office is closed and I am working on this remotely from home so please be patient.

Many thanks all for your continued support and encouragement.

Happy Spring and we will be in touch!




What is therapeutic riding?

Therapeutic Riding is a unique and holistic approach to therapy, rehabilitation and recreation. The Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program (LCTRP) provides a safe environment introducing disabled children and adults to the Benefits and joys of the healing powers of the horse. The team consists of Instructors who are certified through the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association, enthusiastic Volunteers who offer their expertise and caring and, of course, our wonderful Horses!

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Thank you so much from Syrus, Mary's Prince, Madonna and Myra


Our therapeutic horses are overwhelmed by your generosity.  When they put out the call for help, the community responded.  The program has received more than $3,000 through the Sponsor a TR Horse campaign, to help ensure the TR horses continue to receive quality care while the program is not operating.  The campaign has now ended and cards and tax receipts will soon be in the mail.  Thank you again from the horses, staff and volunteers at Lanark County Therapeutic Riding.






Special thanks to our May TR Hero,

Arlene Bullen




The Riding Program is made possible by the generosity of our proud supporters:





               Ottawa Valley Hunt


And the following service clubs:
  • Carleton Place Community Coordinators/The Exchange
  • Civitan Club, Lanark & District
  • Civitan Club of Perth Inc
  • Civitan Club - Smiths Falls
  • Civitan Club - Almonte
  • I.O.D.E (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire)
  • Lions Club - Perth Inc
  • Royal Canadian Air Force Assoc. of Canada
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 240-A1
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 638
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95- SF
  • Royal Canadian Legion Perth Branch 244
  • Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Aux Branch 244
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 593
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 Ladies Auxillary
  • The Hub (Almonte Community Coordinators)

Our Partners:

Carleton Place Youth Centre CORE Youth

Mississippi Mills Youth Centre MMYC

Lanark Youth Centre



With special thanks to everyone that has donated to the Riding Program. 

We couldn't do it without you!