Welcome to Therapeutic Riding, Inc., affectionately known as TRI. We are located in Pittsfield Township in southwestern 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.
J.F. Ervin Foundation Adopts B Smiley
Long-time TRI supporter (since 1997), the J.F. Ervin Foundation awarded TRI a $5,000 grant to adopt one of TRI’s very special horses. From nose to tail, B Smiley’s complete care and feeding is covered for one year. The Adopt-A -Horse project supports the very foundation of our program – our herd of thirteen equine partners. This project helps ensure that our horses stay healthy and strong to serve our riders!
Our heartfelt thanks to the J.F. Ervin Foundation for adopting B Smiley - and to all of our Adopt-A -Horse partners. We greatly appreciate your generous support. Our Adopt-A-Horse partners include:
Anonymous donor (adopted Sugar)
Anonymous donors (adopted Miko)
Ruth Glancy (adopted Ella)
The Glancy Foundation, Inc. (adopted Garuda)
James A. and Faith Knight Foundation (adopted Hey Dobbs! and Sigbjorn)
MIS Cares (adopted Maizy)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 677-0303 for more information about TRI’s Adopt-A -Horse project
I’m Leon, aka “The new guy”. I heard about TRI from my human, Charlotte Kachigian, and decided to come check it out. I’m getting to know the other horses and humans here and seeing if I like it and want to stay. So far, I’m loving it and have even made a new BFF. Hope to see you soon,
Eagle Eyes on TRI – June 30, 2013
Mark your calendar! Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (TRI), is hosting, “Eagle Eyes on TRI” on Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The program includes: tours of the horse farm from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and a special visit with a bald eagle between 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm courtesy of the Leslie Science and Nature Center of Ann Arbor and TRI Board Secretary Adrienne Nemura. The Legacy Land Conservancy will also provide land conservation information and free maps of the walking trails of nearby parks, so families can enjoy an afternoon in the community. Cost of the event is free and open to the public.
Riders, volunteers, and donors! This is a great opportunity to share TRI with your family, friends, and colleagues.