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The Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program was established in 1984 to provide a safe and positive horseback riding experience for disabled citizens of the county. As a non-profit organization, we rely on a strong and committed group of professionals and volunteers to keep us going. Referrals from riders families as well as the medical, teaching and social service professionals of the county keep us growing. The constant additions to our waiting list attest to our reputation as a reliable and respected organization.

Our staff consists of therapists, riding instructors, and volunteers who all share the same passion for helping others and a love of horses including:

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Pediatric Therapist
  • Riding Instructors
  • Volunteers

Our program relies heavily on the generous donations and dedicated volunteers who work so hard to make a difference in the lives of others in our community.


Our Mission is to provide Frederick County, Maryland citizens who have medically certified mental, physical and/or emotional disabilities with equestrian activities in order to learn basic horsemanship skills, improve physically with better muscle tone, balance and posture;  We also encourage our riders to improve their emotional well being by building self confidence and self-esteem—the I Can Do It attitude.

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