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?

We are very excited to announce that Rosemary Nicholson, Lanark author, has generously donated over $750 from proceeds of the sale of her new book, Games of Chance - A Novel,  to the LCTRP.

Thank you so much Rosemary for your support of this unique therapeutic program.

Annual Fall

Trail Ride

A great big Thank You to the participants who raised over $4,000 for the Riding Program!


Raffle Winners

Thank you to all those who sold and who purchased raffle tickets. And a special thank you to the prize donors. The over $3,000 raised will help support the 2015 Therapeutic Riding Program.

The winning tickets were drawn by an independent employee of the Lanark Community Programs.

Congratulations to:

Trevor Booth

Steve Rymal

Laurie Brune

Myffy Thomas

Joan Doroszkiewicz


Words of Thanks

The Riding Program is made possible by the generosity of our proud 2015 sponsors:




  • Communities in Action Fund, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport
  • Tackaberry Sand & Stone Ltd.
  • Almonte Community Co-ordinators - 'The Hub'
  • Kim & Steven Mann
  • Andress' Your Independent Grocer
  • Scotiabank Slopitch Tournament and the families of Travis Duncan
  • CIBC Children's Foundation
And by the generosity of the following 2015 supporters:
  • LCBO Donation Box Program: Almonte, Carleton Place, Perth, Stittsville
  • Karson Aggregates
  • Mount Pakenham
  • Reid Landscaping
  • Ballygiblin's Restaurant & Pub                    
  • Café Postino                     
  • Foodies Fine Foods                        
  • Generations Inn              
  • Ginger Cafe
  • The Good Food Company                           
  • Moose McGuire’s Pub & Grill
  • Constellation Wines       
  • The Barley Mow                              
  • Perth Brewing Company                              
  • Harwood Estate Vineyards     
  • Rosemary Nicholson, Author "Games of Chance"
  • Greg Bell & Courtney White
  • Gordon Bell & Kathy Fyfe
  • Civitan Club, Lanark & District
  • Civitan Club, Perth
  • Civitan Club, Smiths Falls
  • Club Optimiste Francophone de Carleton Place
  • Drummond Central School
  • Gayda Errett
  • IODE Carleton Place
  • Ladies Auxilliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Smiths Falls
  • Loblaws - Earl Grey Drive, Kanata
  • Lioness Club, Perth
  • Lion's Club, Perth
  • Kim & Steve Mann
  • Mapleview Ladies Night Golf
  • Mount Pakenham
  • Royal Canadian Legion Perth, Br 244
  • Retired Women's Teachers of Ontario, Lanark Branch
  • Rocky Ridge Women's Institute
  • Rotary Club, Carleton Place
  • Second Line of Drummond Women's Institute
  • The Town of Perth
  • Unposed Photography

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

We couldn't do it without you!