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?

Trail Ride

Sunday, May 24

Sue Cressy's Highland Gate Wellness Farm 4381 Wolf Road, Lanark Highlands

Fee $35

Proceeds to the LCTRP

Lunch will be available by donation

Great Door Prizes!

 Registration & Liability Forms

Boot Drive

Come wave to us at our road toll in Almonte, Perth or Pakenham on Saturday, May 30 between

9am and 1pm

Strawberry Social

Sunday, June 28

2-4 pm at

The Herb Garden











A Great Big Thank you!


The 2015 ‘For a Taste of the County” Food and Wine Gala was a tremendous success - and we have you to thank. Unlike most other therapeutic programs, the Riding Program does not receive any on-going government funding so we rely on all of our fundraising events to keep the program going. This year, at our May 4th Gala, we were pleased to have over 200 people in attendance and we managed to raise $10,000.00 for our program. The bulk of this amount was raised through the huge auction we managed to put together with your help. We had over 125 wonderful and generous donations, which made this fundraising effort a success.

Thank you so much for contributing!  Your generosity goes a long way.


It is because of our terrific supporters – like you - that our Program continues to operate, year after year. Your support means a great deal to us and to our 143 riders!


Hold the Date: Our third annual Strawberry Social fundraiser is Sunday June 28th at the Herb Garden from 2-4pm.   Come and join us for the afternoon for a country stroll through the lovely Herb Garden and enjoy shortcake with freshly picked Strawberries and gourmet tea. We have a great silent auction, fun door prizes and a raffle for some lovely, hand crafted red cedar boxes. Tickets sold out last year so we recommend you reserve in advance. Tickets are $10.00 and available at Reads Bookstore in Carleton Place, at the farms or by contacting me – and I’ll hold them for you at the door.


 Thanks so much!

Amy & the TRP team    

613-257-7121 x 238

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
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       
  • Kim & Steven Mann
  • Greg Bell
  • Smiths Falls Civitan Club
  • IODE Carleton Place
  • Royal Canadian Legion Perth, Br 244
  • Retired Women's Teachers of Ontario, Lanark Branch
  • Rotary Club, Carleton Place
  • The Hub, Almonte
  • Ladies Auxilliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Smiths Falls

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

We couldn't do it without you!