Changing lives through the healing power of horses

Help us enhance health and wellness through equine assisted activities and therapies

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Help us enhance health and wellness through equine assisted activities and therapies

Support our year round programs for children and adults with disabilities.

At Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center (RTT), children and adults with disabilities work together with horses, volunteers and certified instructors to improve their health and well-being.

Our 52 acre farm is a place of healing, learning and joy. 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 volunteers help with lessons, horse care and fundraising. Over 60 volunteers assist with lessons on a weekly basis. We have a great herd of equines who 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.

RTT is internationally accredited by PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) as a Premier Accredited Center and offers programs that include therapeutic riding, equine assisted learning and therapeutic carriage driving. We are Maine's only year-round PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center solely dedicated to serving people with disabilities.

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 in lessons.

Please contact us at info@ridingtothetop.org if you are interested in more information or to arrange a time for a visit.