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 provides a safe environment introducing 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?

The Bill Pratt Slideshow 

was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who attended and a special thanks to Bill for his support of the Riding Program and the donation of two of his beautiful photographs for the silent auction.


Our 2014 Season is completed.

Another  season of Therapeutic Riding has finished after a very successful spring, summer and fall sessions.  In fact, 2014 marks our 28th year of offering therapeutic riding lessons in and around Lanark County!  We would like to offer a great big thank you to all of you who participated and continue to support the program year after year! 












Words of Thanks

The Riding Program is made possible by the generosity of our proud 2014 sponsors:



The Estate of Mary Hugessen

Bill Pratt Photography

  • Slopitch Tournament and the Duncan Family      
  • Canada Summer Jobs - 2014

  • Communities in Action Fund, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport

  • Connex Design

  • Craig Contracting, Fences & Decks

  • Karson's Aggregate

  • Perth Golf Course Wednesday Ladies Twilight Leaque

  • The Hub

And by the generosity of the following 2014 supporters:



                                                       CIBC Children's Foundation

  • Ballygiblins Restaurant and Pub
  • Café Postino
  • Foodies Fine Foods
  • Fulton's Pancake House & Sugar Bush
  • Good Food Company
  • Harwood Estates Winery
  • My Catering Group
  • Slackoni's Fine Italian Cuisine
  • Perth Brewing Company
  • The Barley Mow
  • Arnprior Chrysler

  • Beckwith Berries

  • LCBO Donation Box Program: Almonte, Perth, Stittsville

  • Mother Earth

  • Mount Pakenham

  • National Arts Centre

  • Paddye Mann Clothing

  • Reid Landscape Depot

  • Rideau Home Building Centres, Smiths Falls

  • The Almonte Photographer

  • The Herb Garden

  • Carleton Place Community Coordinators/ The Exchange
  • Civitan Clubs: Carleton Place, Perth, Smiths Falls, Almonte
  • IODE
  • Lioness Club of Perth
  • Rocky Ridge Women's Institute
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 240 - Almonte
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 - Smiths Falls
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 Ladies Auxilliary3M

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

We couldn't do it without you!