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Welcome to the Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program
The mission of the Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program is to provide a recreational experience and therapeutic regimen to Frederick County citizens with medically certified mental, physical and emotional disabilities, through appropriate equestrian activities.
Maryland Charity Campaign Designation number is 0884.
National Capital Area CFC Designation Number 28785 for the Washington DC area only.
Central Maryland CFC or Western Maryland CFC, please look us up in the alphabetical listing catalog.
The Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program began in April 1984 as a special project under the Frederick County 4H Horse and Pony Club. The program is incorporated in the State of Maryland as a non-profit organization. We provide a seven week session of riding instruction each spring and fall at no charge to students. The program always has a waiting list of applicants, but our enrollment is limited by money, the availability of volunteers and the time available to hold classes when students can attend. Since 1990 we have been sending athletes to the Maryland State Summer Olympic Games held in Towson, Maryland to compete in the Equestrian Events.
Our staff consists of therapists, riding instructors, and volunteers who all share the same passion for helping others and a love of horses. As we guide our riders through their sessions, we have the pleasure of watching them enjoy a special experience that benefits them both in body and in mind.
Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program provides a recreational experience and therapeutic regimen to Frederick County citizens with medically certified mental, physical and emotional disabilities, through appropriate equestrian activities.
Therapeutic riding is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides education, socialization, recreation and therapy to more than 72 students in Frederick County Maryland each spring and fall at no charge. Without the donations from our community, and our wonderful volunteers, our program could not exist.