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.

Winter 2015 newsletter is now available!

Our Winter 2015 newsletter is hot off the presses!  Check it out on our Newsletter page and read about our Boots, Brews, and BBQ 2015, meet our featured rider and volunteer, see the exciting pool noodle horse race, and learn who won our TRI-FECTA 2015.  If you’d like to read our newsletter in paper rather than online, no problem.   Just call us at 734-677-0303 or email at info@therapeuticridinginc.org and we”ll send you a copy.

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 80’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.

Special opportunity to support TRI and a local business

Please support TRI this holiday season and visit Thistle & Bess at 222 North 4th Avenue in Ann Arbor! (www.thistleandbess.com)  Owner Diana Marsh brings a smart, vintage flare to the Ann Arbor area, offering one-of-a-kind antique treasures, along with well-curated goods at her new shop.  Thistle & Bess strives to be an active member of the community. During the months of November and December, Diana will donate $5 for every Thistle & Bess recyclable shopping bag purchased as well as provide the opportunity for patrons to donate to the Sigbjorn Fund dedicated to emergency care of all of TRI’s horses. For more information, visit her shop or her website! Thank you Diana!!!

Our Summer 2015 newsletter is hot off the presses!  Please take a moment to catch up on all the happenings at TRI and learn about some exciting events we have planned for the rest of the year.

2014 financial documents available for your review

At TRI, we continually strive for excellence and transparency – in the arena, in our equine management, and in our business office. To this end, we are happy to provide you with our current (2014) 990 and reviewed financials.  If you have any questions about these documents, please do not hesitate to contact us at 734-677-0303 or by email at info@therapeuticridinginc.org.