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Compassionate Friends Therapeutic Riding Center



Compassionate Friends Therapeutic Riding Center
40 Cooper Tomlinson Road
Medford NJ 08055
609-320-5363

Tax ID/EIN: 38-3766652
Year Founded: 2007
Last Updated 2016-07-17

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Why are we a Messenger?

The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a Messenger. Click here to learn more about our horse care and use practices.

Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

Equine Welfare Network Messenger

Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.


Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Our mission is to strengthen the body, mind, and spirit of each student through structured horsemanship programs while fostering independence in a safe environment, as well as increase the quality of life of our student’s family members, volunteers, and the community.

Horse-related programs:
Located in Medford and serving the South Jersey community, Compassionate Friends Therapeutic Riding Center (CFTRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing structured horsemanship programs specifically designed to achieve maximum therapeutic benefit for individuals with special needs. In an equine-assisted activity (EAA) program, a certified or specially-trained riding instructor teaches a person with a disability how to ride a horse. The benefits of horseback riding are as numerous as the types of disabilities and conditions served. Research shows that students who participate in therapeutic riding can experience physical, emotional and mental rewards. Because horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider\'s body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength. For individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem. The sense of independence found on horseback benefits all who ride. The therapeutic qualities of horseback riding are recognized by many medical professionals, including the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Non-horse-related programs:
We have no non-horse related programs.


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