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Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center

EIN: 56-1530138
Founded: 1986
176 Chimney Ridge
Burnsville NC 28714

Physical Address:
299 Riding Center Rd.
Burnsville,NC 28714
Last Updated 2018-02-22

Public Charity

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
We are proud to be a *2017 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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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 and shelter of horses.

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:
The Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center provides therapeutic horseback riding to persons with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional challenges in a safe, structured environment.

Horse-related programs:
Therapeutic horseback riding, ground lessons, horse related classroom lessons and work projects. ATRC is now offering a jobs training program for young adults with developmental disabilities.

Non-horse-related programs:
Not applicable.

Volunteer Opportunities

Facility Help
Minimum Age: 14
There are lots of jobs on the farm. We need help with maintaining fence lines, mowing, cleaning and organization, repairs, office work, etc.

Side Walkers
Minimum Age: 14
Side walkers are trained to walk along side riders who need physical or learning support during their riding session. Volunteers generally sign up for a once a week 8-week session.

Minimum Age: 14
Leaders are volunteers who have horse knowledge and are trained by an ATRC instructor to lead horses during sessions. Most leaders sign up for a once a week 8-week session.

Wish List Items

Feed And Hay
Triple Crown Senior
Triple Crown Lite
Carb Care Senior Feed
Horse Treats
High Quality Hay

Medications And First Aid
ATRC uses older horses. These horses have special needs to keep them healthy. Prascend, nutritional supplements, wormer, etc. are all needed.

Hay And Feed
Carb Care Senior Feed

Classroom Supplies
Horse related games and activities that can be used in the classroom.

*Guardians 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. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.