Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center

Horses Helping People



Hoofbeats impacts individuals, families, and communities. Watch and read our stories below.

At a Glance

Who we are and what we do

Our Story

Our Story

“Horses helping people.” It’s been Hoofbeat’s guiding principle since our founding in 1993. We offer accredited therapeutic horseback riding services to adults and...

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Get Involved

Get Involved

Hundreds of volunteers and partners make Hoofbeats possible by contributing time, finances, supplies, and many skills. Everything we do is a team effort – and...

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Hoofbeats takes great pride and responsibility in educating our community about chronic illness and disability. Our founder, Trish Cunningham (formerly Rogers),...

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The Pebble in the Pond The freedom of riding a horse has many therapeutic benefits – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. It’s just the tip...

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What is Hoofbeats to you?

“A place for people who need a soft spot to land.”

“A place like no other.”

“Pure enjoyment. My son loved every aspect of it.”

“A second home. It’s a place where you can always go.”

“Unique. Everything about it is special.”

“Fun. Because you can play and ride horses. It’s sort of like a playground, except it doesn’t have monkey bars.”


“Awesome. Because you get to play and hang out with the horses. You get to meet new friends, and not just people friends, but four-legged friends.”

“A fun place for riders, volunteers, and staff to grow.”

“Pride. Pride in your accomplishments. Kids have the opportunity for healthy competition on a level playing ground.”

“Kind. This is a place of immense kindness.”

  • A soft spot to land
  • A Place Like No other
  • Pure Enjoyment
  • A second home
  • Unique
  • Fun
  • Awesome
  • People
  • Competition
  • Kind

See a Need - Fill a Need

Meeting people where they are, mentally, physically, emotionally

Deeply Rooted

Deeply Rooted

Family bonds are formed at the center

  • At Hoofbeats 5+ years 30%
  • Drive more than 40 minutes to the center 35%


Hoofbeats serves riders with a diverse range of physical, mental, and emotional needs

  • Mental Health Component 75%
  • Children 50%
  • Male 50%
  • Female 50%
Financially Accessible

Financially Accessible

Your partnership helps to keep riding financially accessible

  • Riders Receiving Scholarships 21%
  • Program Costs Covered by Riding Lesson Fees 16%
  • Funded by public donations and fundraisers 36%