Welcome to Therapeutic Riding, Inc., affectionately known as TRI. We are located in Pittsfield Township in southeastern Ann Arbor, on 46 beautiful acres of conservation land.
Who are we? TRI is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1984 to provide children and adults with disabilities with the opportunity to experience the joy of horseback riding. Since moving into our beautiful new facility in 2010, we can now offer many different programs – group and private riding lessons, ground lessons (grooming, tacking, and showmanship), day tours and day programming for groups, and many more.
Who are our riders? Our riders come from Washtenaw, Wayne, Jackson, Oakland, Monroe, and Saginaw counties, with the vast majority coming from Washtenaw County. Riders range in age from 4 years old into their 60′s and have a wide variety of diagnoses – autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, ADHD, sensory integration disorder, Angelman syndrome, vision and hearing impairments, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and many others.
Why therapeutic riding? Ask our riders and they’ll tell you that riding is FUN! However so much more is going on. Not only are our riders forming a special bond with their horses, but they are improving their balance, strengthening their muscles, improving their communication and social skills, all while working on their personal and riding goals. These things work together to improve self-esteem and confidence in all other areas of their lives.
MIS Cares Awards TRI Adopt-A-Horse Grant
TRI was awarded a $5,451 grant for Maizy’s Adopt-A-Horse project at the MIS Cares Community Luncheon on November 12, 2013. MIS Cares is a donor advised fund of the NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity. MIS Cares’ mission is to create a lasting, positive impact on our community through charitable giving and volunteer efforts that cultivate community growth and advances quality of life.
We are grateful to MIS Cares and the NASCAR Foundation for their continued support of Maizy’s Adopt-A-Horse project and for their help to ensure her well-being. The grant covers the cost of her complete care and feeding for one year. This financial support directly impacts the children and adults who participate in our programs.
TRI-FECTA is our major fundraiser each year where riders, volunteers, and TRI Friends raise the funds needed to care for our horses for the next 12 months. This year’s campaign was a great success and our many supporters helped us raise the money to care for our wonderful horses for the next year. Our heartfelt thanks to you all. Check out the Final Standings report to see how your favorite did. See you next year at the Starting Line!
Click here to read the Final Standings for our 2013 TRI-FECTA
Click here to read the Race Standings report for October 25, 2013
Click here to read the Race Standings report for October 18, 2013
Click here to read the Race Standings report for October 11, 2013
Click here to read the Race Standings Report for October 4, 2013
Click here to read the Race Standings Report for September 27, 2013
Click here to read the Race Standings Report for September 20, 2013