The Center for Adaptive Riding has received a $20,000 matching donation for our COVID Relief Fund!
The Center for Adaptive Riding's vision is to be an inclusive community that promotes the physical, cognitive, emotional and social well-being for people of all abilities through equine-assisted programs.
The world pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our daily lives, but its impact is especially acute for individuals and families with disabilities. The added stress of COVID-19, mixed school models, and community unrest has children anxious, depressed and acting out. Many parents are concerned about the pandemics lasting impacts on their children’s social-emotional development. The Center for Adaptive Riding intends to serve our special needs community through our equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT).
EAAT has proven to build rider’s self-confidence, independence and social skills in a playful and enjoyable environment that brings them outdoors and engages all of their senses.
The American Physical Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association have recognized the therapeutic qualities of horseback riding for individuals with physical, cognitive, mental or emotional disabilities.
(CAR) is one of only three Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International Premier accredited programs in Nevada and the only one in Washoe County. Accreditation required compliance with over 100 standards for excellence in programming, site management, equine management, participant safety and administration.
PATH Int’l accreditation demonstrates that CAR is qualified to offer effective, research-based equine therapy in a safe and respectful environment. Our PATH Int’l Certified instructor(s) deliver individually tailored lessons that assist riders to achieve their highest physical, emotional, and developmental potential in a playful, fun environment.
We will offer 4 8-week sessions in 2021, with the goal of increasing our participant total from 30 to 100 individuals. True to the vision of CAR, our programs are offered at a minimal fee and we provide scholarships for those in need of financial assistance.
Every dollar donated helps CAR prepare for our 2021 season and with be matched up to $20,000. Double your dollar & DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!