Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) improves the lives of children and
adults with disabilities at the area's oldest nationally accredited
therapeutic horseback riding center. Since establishment in 1991, CATR’s
purpose has been to provide quality therapeutic riding sessions.
Nine Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) certified instructors, 150 volunteers, and twelve horses work
together to serve over 140 students each year in three different
programs. Individual Therapeutic Riding Instruction is open to children
and adults with a disability. The Public School Program provides
therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities to students from
special education classrooms from local public schools. CATR’s Veterans
Program delivers horsemanship skills and therapeutic riding to wounded
service men and women.
of CATR’s programs provide an exceptional therapeutic opportunity for individuals to move beyond their disabilities to find accomplishment
through riding and interacting with horses.