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Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Sports & Recreation


PO BOX 1267KEARNEY, MO 64060 United States

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Mission Statement

The goal of Northland Therapeutic Riding Center is to improve the quality of life of persons with special needs, and create a sense of hope in their future. Therapeutic riding uses equine-oriented activities to positively impact the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of people of all ages with special needs.


Since it's founding in 2000, Northland Therapeutic Riding Center's professional staff, dedicated volunteers, and amazing horses have helped hundreds of children and adults improve their quality of life through therapeutic riding and activities. NTRC is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Premier Accredited Facility located on 32 acres just 23 miles north of Kansas City, MO. The serenity and peacefulness of our location is conductive to a nurturing and learning environment.

Therapeutic riding can benefit individuals with varying challenges, including but not limited to: Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Speech, Vision, and Hearing Challenges, Spina Bifida, Deaf, Blind, Stroke, Cognitive, Social, or Behavioral Challenges.

Therapeutic riding can provide: improved balance, posture, and coordination, increased muscle tone and strength, increased range of motion and flexibility, increased problem-solving skills and concentration, and increased confidence, patience, and self-esteem. Plus it's fun for all involved!


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