Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) empowers children and adults with
disabilities to enjoy more active and fulfilling lives through
therapeutic horsemanship. Since establishment in 1991, accentuating the
positive and building on the abilities of our students has been the
core of CATR's mission.
Nine Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) certified instructors, 150 volunteers, and twelve horses work together to serve over 170 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.
All 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.