Central Kentucky Riding for Hope

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Veterans & Military Families


P O Box 13155Kentucky Horse ParkLexington, KY 40511 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

CKRH's purpose is to enrich the lives of disabled individuals, children and adults, through therapeutic activities involving the horse. CKRH works with physical, mental, emotional and developmental challenges with clients over 4 years of age.


Central Kentucky Riding for Hope provides both mounted and non-mounted Equine Assisted Activites. Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy are just two of the programs offered. CKRH partners with many Lexington area organizations including Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation, The Veterens Administration as well as Hospice of the Bluegrass and many local schools. Whether mounted or non-mounted, each participant interacts with a trusted, accepting horse and is supported by dedicated volunteers, experienced instructors and therapists. Why the horse? The horse's strength, warmth, soothing rhythm and three-dimensional movement pattern provides healthy exercise while improving circulation and muscle tone. The responsibility associated with horsemanship and social interactions within the program benefit our participants physically, mentally, and emotionally by raising self-confidence and encouraging independence through goal attainment.


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