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!


Dear Friends and Family of the Therapeutic Riding Program,


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



What's New?



2017 Raffle Winners!


We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's raffle prizes:


VIA Rail tickets $750.00:  Jane Hepworth

Topsoil $250:  Spike Minogue

Water park fun: Terri Mondor

Date Night: Jackie Clark

Beats headphones: Rider Scott Shorten


The draw was made on July 3 in Beckwith Township by Megan Milotte and Cristina Pilon.

Congratulations to the winners!


Thank you to all who sold tickets and who bought them!


The 2017 Taste of the County

Food and Wine Tasting Gala was the best year ever raising over $12,000!!!


Stonefields Event Destination 

for hosting this event, all of the food and wine providers and the donors of the auction items.

We couldn't do it without you!!!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!





to all who helped with our 6th Annual Boot Drive (2017).   It was a terrific day and all money collected will help keep this important program running. 



We are thrilled to announce that the money raised totalled just over $7000!!

Thank you so much for all your support.



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:
  • Fulton's Pancake House & Sugar Bush - tip jar donations
  • Café Postino
  • The Good Food Company
  • Hamsa Yoga & Ginger Cafe
  • Perth Brewing Company
  • Temptations
  • Constellations Wine
  • Waterfront Castropub
  • Black Tartan Kitchen
  • Brian Hickman
  • Mikes Hard
  • Dr. Sue Martin - North Lanark Veterninary Services
  • IODE Caption Hooper Chapter, Carleton Place
  • Royal Canadian Legion, Stittsville
  • The Commonwell Insurance Group of Perth
  • Perth Lions Club
  • Perth Lionesse Club
  • Almonte Community Coordinators
  • Civitan Club of Almonte
  • Civitan Club of Lanark & District
  • Civitan Club of Smiths Falls
  • Smiths Falls Fish and Game

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

We couldn't do it without you!