~ Team Dan ~
Does one of CATR’s therapy horses or ponies hold a special place in your heart? Well, now’s your chance to show your support for your favorite!
It’s simple -- join your favorite horse’s team, make your own fundraising page, set a goal and get started asking your friends and family to Pony Up for CATR!
Click here to join!
Dan is a Percheron cross gelding born in 1997. Affectionately known as "Dan the Man" by many students, Dan is a white horse that looks like he walked right out of a fairy tale. He is especially popular in CATR's Public School Program. All of the students want to ride Dan!
At Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, therapy horses like Dan are the foundation of our program. Their forgiving temperaments, calm spirits and steady gaits bring joy, mobility and achievement to the children and adults with disabilities who ride at CATR. For each of our students, a therapy horse can be one of their most meaningful companions, providing them with a uniquely rewarding and life-changing experience.
We hope you will Pony Up for CATR! A donation of just $25 gives a student the most valuable piece of their therapeutic riding lesson – a therapy horse!
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.
Ten Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
(PATH Intl.) certified instructors, 150 volunteers, and twelve horses
together to serve over 150 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.
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding
2669 Hamilton Road
Johns Island, SC 29455