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?

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A Not to be Missed Event!


Monday, November 10, 7-9pm

Almonte United Church

Tickets are $15 each

In addition to his amazing slideshow the evening includes refreshments and a silent auction.

We are excited to announce that this year the auction features a very generous donation of one of Bill's fabulous photos!

Tickets are available at the door or can be reserved in advance by contacting the office by email at


A great big Thank You to all those who participated in the - despite the rain - successful trail ride.  The pledges collected will go towards helping the LCTRP continue to provide this unique therapy to the mentally and physically disabled.

A particular thanks to the Jones' family for generously hosting the ride at their beautiful farm and to those who volunteered their help.



Our 2014 Season Continues with our Fall schedule

Another Fall season of Therapeutic Riding is upon us after a very successful spring and summer 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 participate and continue to support the program year after year! 

A Message from Amy

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Back by popular demand! Bill Pratt scheduled to do a November 10th Fundraiser for the Therapeutic Riding Program in Almonte!

CANADA: from grasslands to Spirit Bears


On Monday November 10th at the United Church in Almonte... the very generous and talented Mr. Bill Pratt, will be once again dazzling audiences with an all new show – with proceeds to the Riding Program.



You may have been privileged to have recently seen the incredible show Canada Wild – done in conjunction with Ian Douglas and the Raintree Earth Ensemble at the Almonte town hall in September. It sold out weeks in advance and was truly amazing to experience. If you haven't seen Bill's work before, or if you are a big fan, I encourage you to come out and join us for a great evening & support an amazing PROGRAM (OURS)!

Bills audio & visual presentations are always a smashing success and the Therapeutic Riding Program is so very grateful for his continued support. Over the past 15 years, Bill has done 12 shows to benefit the riding program, bringing in an estimated $30,000 worth of revenue!  Every year these fundraising events are well attended and always memorable. Best of all, they support our Riding Program. An organization that has been around helping differently-abled persons in our community, for the past 28 years.

In 2014 alone, the riding program has given therapeutic riding lessons to 148 physically disabled and developmentally challenged kids and adults. Our program does not receive any ongoing government funding – so we really count on fundraising events to make ends meet.


Mark your calendars – get on over to the bookstore or the farm and grab some tickets while they last and join us for a great time supporting super cause. 


As an extra enticement, Bill has finally agreed to put up an ‘extremely-difficult-almost-impossible-to–get-your-hands-on’ photograph - as an item for our silent auction. What a great guy!


Doors open at 6:30 for the Silent Auction viewing and tea time - presentation is set to begin at 7:00.

Tickets are $15.00 each and are available at both farms,  Reads Book Shop in Carleton Place and Mill Street Books in Almonte. You can also give me a shout and I’ll put some aside for you at the door. More details available on our  Seating is limited so grab your tickets now!

613-257-7121 x 238  (at the office)


Amy Booth

Online Guide for Volunteers

The Volunteers' Guide to Therapeutic Riding:  This short course provides Lanark Therapeutic Riding Program volunteers with content that supports the Volunteer Handbook. Review exercises provide volunteers with opportunities to practice what they learn.



Congratulations to the Para-Equestrian Team from the Therapeutic Riding Program!

 To read more, click here.

Congratulations to the winners of the raffle:

  • Scott Campbell
  • L. Collins
  • Victor Savkov
  • Sue Lumley-Pief
  • Laura Tierney










Words of Thanks

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





  • The Estate of Mary Hugessen
  • 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!