Riding To The Top

A nonprofit organization

$31,900 raised by 231 donors

The mission of Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center  (RTT)  is enhancing health and wellness through equine assisted activities and therapies.

We are an inclusive community where people of all abilities are challenged with positive learning experiences through equine-assisted activities and therapies.  Our safe, supportive environment  fosters respect, innovation and diversity.

Each week up to 100 children and adults from more than 45 towns in southern, central and mid-coast Maine (as well as a number of towns in eastern New Hampshire) come to the farm to experience the healing power of horses. Our clients are individuals with a wide range of disabilities that include but are not limited to cerebral palsy, brain injury, autism, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, emotional disorders, Down syndrome, developmental delays and sensory integration dysfunction. 

RTT is nationally accredited by PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) as a Premier Accredited Center and offers therapeutic riding and hippotherapy services. We are Maine’s only year- round PATH Intl. accredited program with a facility solely dedicated to serving people with disabilities.

Over 60 volunteers assist with lessons on a weekly basis.  We provide screening and an initial training for all volunteers.  Additional training include topics related to equine care and management, disability awareness, horse and human movement and more. 

Our great herd of 18 make our programs possible. Our horses and ponies have a range of sizes (miniature to draft) and movement characteristics (smooth, choppy and percussive gaits) that we work with to meet the varying needs of our clients. 

 Every gift matters every day at RTT. We receive no state, federal or municipal funding and over 60% of our riders require some level of financial assistance in order to participate. 

Contact us for more information or to arrange a time for a visit.

Your contribution will help change lives through the healing power of horses at RTT. Please donate today. Thank you!

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Riding To The Top

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Animals Children & Family Humanitarian Aid