Imagine being given the opportunity to see the world from a different perspective—atop a horse!
Our lessons help participants gain self-confidence, improve balance and coordination, while forming meaningful relationships.See More
Our program is possible with the assistance of over 200 caring volunteers. Get involved and make a difference!See More
” I have been involved with RVR since the beginning in 1999 and have had the opportunity to work with all involved: horses, riders, families of participants, volunteers, instructors and board members. After 17 years, it is absolutely amazing to me just how much EVERYONE benefits from being involved in the program. ”
” I have volunteered at RVR for about ten years, and it is my absolute favorite summer activity. The progress that each rider makes is huge! The therapeutic benefits of horseback riding are proven and wide-ranging. It improves riders' confidence, strength, flexibility, and self-esteem, just to name a few! ”
” Our daughter has been involved with RVR since its infancy - some 17 years. When asked what she does in her free time, the first thing she mentions is horseback riding. She has developed independence, overcome early shyness and fears of trying something new, but that pales when compared to just plain having fun and laughing. She even considers several of the volunteers at RVR personal friends. ”