Our Mission

Why we are here…

TRI’s mission is to provide a therapeutic environment through horseback riding and other activities for people with disabilities or other challenges. We offer many types of equine assisted activities all year.

  • Private, semi-private, and group mounted lessons

  • Grooming and tacking lessons

  • Ground lessons which include learning about safety around horses, showmanship skills, and basic horse leading and handling

  • “Day at the Farm” field trips for groups

  • Therapeutic Riding, Inc. Summer Camp

  • Introduction to Dressage mini-series

  • Introduction to Showmanship mini-series

  • Barn Science and Horse Facts classes


  • TRI relies on the hard work and dedication of our team of 210 well-trained volunteers

  • Volunteers assist in the arena with riders as sidewalkers, working directly with the riders during their lessons, and as horse leaders.

  • Volunteers also help with grooming and tacking horses to prepare them for lessons.


  • All TRI instructors are certified by PATH, Intl., The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International.

  • Two instructors are certified by Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center and by Michigan State University Proud Equestrian Program (PEP)

  • One instructor is a USEF Recognized Para-Dressage Coach at the Bronze Level.


  • TRI is committed to keeping the cost as low as possible for riders. Fees account for less than 25% of the actual costs of the lessons.

  • No-one is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. Riders with financial need can request support from TRI’s Scholarship Fund

  • In order to keep our fees affordable, we rely on donations from the community. To learn more about how to donate to TRI to help us in our mission, please visit our Donate page.