Our plan to resume services balances the benefits of our program to the risks of the virus situation. For more information.

River Valley Riders enriches the lives of children and adults with special needs by providing equine assisted activities and therapies, including therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving lessons. Our program helps participants gain self-confidence and self-esteem, build strength, improve balance and hand-eye coordination, while forming meaningful relationships.

2021 Lesson Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in River Valley Riders! All lesson opportunities for the 2021 season are full and we have a waiting list.  To join the waiting list, please complete the below three forms and mail to:
River Valley Riders, 8362 Tamarack Village, Suite 119-440, Woodbury, MN 55125

A licensed medical provider must complete and sign the "Participant's Medical History and Physician's Statement."

Our focus is on the SAFETY of our participants, staff, volunteers, and equines.  Therefore EVERYONE must review and follow our COVID-19 Re-Opening Plan when coming to any lesson site.  Immediately before each lesson, the Pre-Screening Questionnaire must be reviewed.  Contact us with any questions or concerns.

Due to safety concerns for the rider, volunteers and horse, the rider’s weight and balance may limit participation, the site selection, and hour for riding.  Due to safety concerns for the rider/driver and following PATH Intl. recommendations, the minimum age to participate is 4 years old.

For questions about lesson opportunities, please email us or call 651-439-2558.  Next season's registration will occur in February 2022.

Lesson Fees

Payment accepted by Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  Select the amount from your invoice:

Pay Lesson Fees

2021 Billing and Payment Policy - Group Lessons

2021 Billing and Payment Policy - Private Lessons 


Scholarship Program

RVR offers scholarships in an effort to make therapeutic riding available to all riders who would benefit from the program.  Scholarships are based on financial need.

Scholarship Application
Additional Guidelines