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The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.

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Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center

Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center
14 Lilac Dr.
Windham ME 04062

Tax ID/EIN: 01-0482069
Year Founded: 1993
Last Updated 2017-04-26

Public Charity

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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:
Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center ("RTT") is a non profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities reach their highest potential through the healing power of horses.

Horse-related programs:
RTT serves nearly 200 clients each year, 65 percent of whom are children ranging in age from 3 to 17. These individuals have a wide range of disabilities that include but are not limited to: cerebral palsy, brain injury, autism, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, emotional disorders, Down syndrome, developmental delays, sensory integration dysfunction and ADD/ADHD. Clients are referred to RTT by doctors, therapists, social workers, teachers, guidance counselors, social service agencies, family members, and friends. Clients come to RTT as individuals, or as part of programming through their residential homes, local schools or nursing homes. RTT is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center (Accreditation in the areas of mounted, unmounted and driving activities). As Maine's only year-round PATH Intl. Accredited Center solely dedicated to serving people with disabilities, RTT has clients and volunteers who come from over 45 towns (six counties) in southern and mid-coast Maine, traveling at times more than an hour to receive services.

Non-horse-related programs:
We have and Equine and Environmental Experiential Learning program for our School groups where we utilize our trails for riding/carriage driving but also for walking/snowshoeing as a means of keeping our clients physically active and engaged during their time at the farm.

Volunteer Opportunities

Lesson Volunteers
Minimum Age: 14
Opportunities for individuals interested in horse leading or side walking in lessons. Training provided. Location: Windham, Maine.

Wish List Items

Wormer for herd of 12 horses--Ivermectin, Panacur, etc.

Ideal height 14.1H to 15.2H; solid build, strong feet, must love people and have great patience. Good ground manners and solid WTC skills. No lameness/health issues. Ideal age range 12-18 years. Geldings preferred