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Who We Are

Our mission at Northland Therapeutic Riding Center is to improve the quality of life for persons with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies.

Giving HOPE to their future one ride at a time! 

Mission & History

Northland Therapeutic Riding Center is a recognized 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2000 in response to a strong community need for therapeutic riding. Located in Holt, Missouri, Northland Therapeutic Riding Center offers an environment where children, teens, and adults with physical, psychological, and behavioral challenges are overcoming obstacles and challenging conventions through nationally accredited and globally recognized equine-assisted interactions.

Due to the generosity of Mark and Margret Frankcom of the Frankcom Family Trust, on January 24, 2016 Northland Therapeutic Riding Center became the owners of its current property, located in a picturesque setting with 32 acres just 23 miles north of Kansas City, Mo. Here participants are guided through individualized programs by our compassionate team of  PATH certified instructors, trained volunteers, staff and equine with the goal of fostering the truly unique relationship between humans and horses.

NTRC is a PATH Premier Accredited Riding Center. Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is committed to the advancement of equine-assisted services for lifelong impact. Currently we offer mounted and unmounted classes year round in 8 week sessions, 5 days a week. Each session we serve between 85-90 riders and their families with 15-16 horses, 7 instructors, and 100+ volunteers.