The Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program

A Division of Lanark Community Programs, a part of Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services



What is therapeutic riding?

Therapeutic Riding is a unique and holistic approach to therapy, rehabilitation and recreation. The Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program (LCTRP) provides a safe environment introducing disabled children and adults to the Benefits and joys of the healing powers of the horse. The team consists of Instructors who are certified through the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association, enthusiastic Volunteers who offer their expertise and caring and, of course, our wonderful Horses!



What's New?

 Boot Drive Fundraiser

Saturday May 28

8am to noon

Empty your piggy banks and dig deep into your pockets!

The 4th annual Boot Drive is being held in:

Almonte, Main St.E. Bridge

Franktown, Richmond Road 

Lanark Village, George St.

Pakenham, Hwy 29

Perth, Gore St. Bridge


BBQ Fundraiser

May 21, 22, 23

In celebration of their 4th year anniversary, Peche & Poivre in Almonte are proudly supporting the Therapeutic Riding Program by holding a BBQ at their store.

Peche & Poivre

89 Mill St., Almonte

Come & check out the store's delights & celebration promotions and  enjoy a BBQ treat in support of the Riding Program. 



Greetings to Riders, Families and Volunteers

of the Riding Program!

Another season of Therapeutic Riding is just around the corner. In fact, 2016 marks our 31st year of offering therapeutic riding lessons in and around Lanark County!  On that note - we would like to offer a great big thank-you to all of you who participate and continue to support the program year after year!

Therapeutic Riding includes so many other wonderful people who selflessly give so much of their time and energy to keep our program running. It is a humbling experience working with such amazing people and I am very, very privileged to be able to do so.  

The lessons are once again being held in Perth; and, we are proud to announce that our other location has been moved to Beckwith Township at the Ashland Farm on the Derry Road.  Direction to our riding locations can be found on the Contact page.

For any questions or comments, or to volunteer, please feel free to give me a call at the office (613)257-7121 x 238 or e-mail me at  I would love to hear from you!

Thanks + see you at the farm!

Amy Booth

Program Coordinator

Taste of the County 2016

Food, Wine & Beer Tasting Gala and Silent Auction

Proudly Hosted by

Stonfields Event Destination

9th Line Beckwith

Monday, June 6, 6-9pm

Tickets $15 

Available at:

Lanark Community Programs, 30 Bennett St., Carleton Place;

and at

Mill St. Books, Almonte






Soldier Ride

We are pleased to announce the introduction of the Soldier Ride Program; a recreational program for ill or injured members, active or retired, of the Canadian military.  

Click here for more information on this exciting program.


Words of Thanks

The Riding Program is made possible by the generosity of our proud 2016 sponsors:

   Ontario Trillium



  • Communities in Action Fund, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport
  • Tackaberry Sand & Stone Ltd.
  • CIBC Children's Foundation
And by the generosity of the following 2016 supporters:
  • Almonte Community Co-ordinators (The Hub)
  • Army, Navy, Airforce Veterans Club
  • Carleton Place Community Co-ordinators
  • Lanark County
  • Mapleview Ladies Night Golf
  • Rosemary Nicholson, Author "Games of Chance"
  • Second Line of Drummond Women's Institute
  • The Town of Perth
  • Civitan Club of Almonte
  • Civitan Club of Perth
  • Civitan Club of Smiths Falls
  • Lanark & District Civitan Club
  • Lioness Club of Perth
  • Perth Lions Club
  • Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95
  • Royal Canadian Legion, Perth Br.244
  • Royal Canadian Legion, Ottawa Br.593
  • Royal Canadian Legion, Kanata BR 638
  • RCAF Association, 433 Wing, Smiths Falls

With special thanks to all those individuals who have donated to the Riding Program. 

We couldn't do it without you!