The Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program

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



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!



What's New?

The Taste of the County

Food and Wine Tasting Gala

Monday, June 5th

6:00 pm to 9:00 


Stonefields Event Destination

HUGE Silent Auction, 50/50 Draw, Door Prizes!

Contact Amy Booth for

Tickets $20 each

by email:

or phone: 613-257-7121 ext. 3238

Tickets also available

in Carleton Place at:

Owl Cafe

Lanark Community Programs

Ginger Cafe

and in Almonte at Baker Bobs

Limited spaces - 75% sold

All proceeds go to support the Therapeutic Riding Program

Watch for our 5th Annual Boot Drive

Saturday, May 27th


Almonte, East St. Bridge

Lanark Village, George St.

Pakenham, at Waba Rd.

Port Elmsley, on Hwy 18

Crack open your Piggy Banks, 

Empty your Wallets !!

and help support the Therapeutic Riding Program in this major fundraising event.

Dear Friends and Family of the Therapeutic Riding Program,


Spring is finally here – and with it comes another fundraising season for the Therapeutic Riding program. We are now collecting donations for our upcoming auction and we need your help! Please consider contribuing an item for this years silent auction(s). We have need of many , many items  for our large and well established event; The Taste of the County Silent Auction which will be held Monday June 5th  at Stonefields Event Destination in Beckwith. Last year we raised just over $15,000 with your generous donations and we would really REALLY appreciate your support again this year.


The Riding Program is a non-profit charitable organization that does not receive any on-going government funding and is supported mostly by fundraising events and activities. This year we are excited to be celebrating our 32nd  year of offering riding as therapy for more than 148 riders with physical and/or developmental disabilities from all over the Ottawa Valley. This would not be possible without the wonderful support we receive from the community during our fundraising events. Thank you for being a part of the success of these riders.


We apreciate all donations and will gladly give tax receipts for donations valued $20.00 or more.  I can arrange to have donations picked up or they can be dropped off between 8:30 – 4:30 at Lanark Community Programs. If you have any questions or ideas PLEASE give me a shout – I’d love to chat with you!! Thanks so much everyone. We couldn’t do it without you.



613 257-7121 x 3238

Here is a Silent Auction Donation Form you can download and attach to your auction item.  





Soldier Ride

We are pleased to announce the introduction of the Soldier Ride Program; a recreational program for ill or injured members, active or retired, of the Canadian military.  

Click here for more information on this exciting program.


Words of Thanks

The Riding Program is made possible by the generosity of our proud 2017 sponsors:

    Government of Ontario

  • Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport- Summer Student Program
  • Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund 2017-2018 Local Regional Stream $53,395

  • Stonefields Event Destination
  • Via Rail
  • Karsons 
  • The Keg Restaurant
  • Calypso Waterpark




And by the generosity of the following 2017 supporters:
  • IODE Caption Hooper Chapter, Carleton Place
  • Royal Canadian Legion, Stittsville
  • The Commonwell Insurance Group of Perth
  • Perth Lions Club

With special thanks to all those individuals who have donated to the Riding Program. 

We couldn't do it without you!