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?

The 2017 Riding Season Begins May 1!


Returning Riders need to return their Intent to Ride Forms by March 31st. 


New Riders may complete the application form here.  You will be contacted to arrange for a home visit.


Note:  The $350 riding fee must be received by the office at least 2 weeks prior to the first lesson to ensure a spot. 


  2016   Wrap- up of the Therapeutic Riding Program


October 28th will mark the last Therapeutic Riding Lesson for 2016   


Our thanks goes out to all of you wonderful parents, volunteers, riders and supporters who continue to support us tirelessly year after year. We couldn’t do it without you!


Thank you all for helping out yet again with another successful raffle. We couldn’t have done this without the help of two very dedicated and fabulous long time volunteers Cathy Tocci and Sue Browning! Thanks for putting it all together gals! Together we raised close to $4,500! Special thanks also goes to Vicky Smith, Abby Booth, Debbie Hepworth, Sylvia Pryde, Kara Parisien, Maria Hofbauer & all of the volunteers who sold tickets.


Congratulations to the following people who won awards this year:


The Hofbauer Award for Volunteer of the year 2016: Mike Mellor. Thank you for going the extra mile Mike!

Brian Cole Remembrance /Memorial Award 2016: In recognition of your love of horses of the Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program is awarded to: Serafina Bauder- Forrest

Janette Cressy Remembrance Award 2016- In recognition of a parent’s contribution to the Program is awarded to: the Duncan Family

The Sue Cressy Award for Most Improved Rider of 2016 is, David Allen - congratulations!

The Tim Dack Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Riding Program 2016 goes to: Terry Kent for his many, many hours of going over and above expectation.


The Fall Bulb Fundraiser was a huge success this year. We managed to raise a little over $2000 dollars. Thanks for all of you who participated.


The Program will close down until March 2016. Having said that, I’ll be here, on a part time basis over the winter – so please call if anything comes up!



Maria, Meaghan, Deanna, Vicky, Sarah, Adi, Christina, Kathy, Mike, Megan & Amy





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
  • Stonefields Event Destination
  • Tackaberry Sand & Stone Ltd.
  • Bridge Street United Church Foundation
  • The Herb Garden
  • The Duncan Family
And by the generosity of the following 2016 supporters:
  • Almonte Community Co-ordinators (The Hub)
  • Almonte Lions Club
  • Army, Navy, Airforce Veterans Club
  • Carleton Place Community Co-ordinators
  • IODE Caption Hooper Chapter, Carleton Place
  • Lanark County
  • Mapleview Ladies Night Golf
  • Rosemary Nicholson, Author "Games of Chance"
  • Second Line of Drummond Women's Institute
  • The Town of Perth
  • Café Postino
  • Constellation Wines
  • Generations Inn
  • Ginger Café
  • The Good Food Company
  • Pêche & Poivre
  • Perth Brewing Company
  • Temptations
  • The Barley Mow
  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • Civitan Club of Almonte
  • Civitan Club of Perth
  • Civitan Club of Smiths Falls
  • Karsons
  • Lanark & District Civitan Club
  • Lioness Club of Perth
  • Perth Lions Club
  • Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95
  • Royal Canadian Legion, Smiths Falls, 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!