Welcome to Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program

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

Serving Disabled Citizens

Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program combines the passion for helping others and a love of horses to provide a safe and positive horseback riding experience for disabled citizens of Frederick County, MD. Most of our horses and ponies have been donated to our program; and for most, we are a second chance at a wonderful new career. Check out our horses!

Indoor & Outdoor Facilities

FC4HTRP provides a safe and positive horseback riding experience for disabled citizens of the county to improve their physical and emotional well-being. We have a wonderful outdoor arena, as well as an Indoor Arena, complete with an overhead track for our motorized lift system. Contact us to schedule a tour of our facilities in beautiful Frederick County MD.

Non-Profit Established 1984

Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program is incorporated in the State of Maryland as a non-profit organization established in 1984. Our staff consists of therapists, riding instructors, and volunteers who are passionate about horses and improving the lives of others.  Join us as a volunteer today or by donating to help keep our program running.

Who We Are

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.

What We Do

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.

How to Help

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. Without the donations from our community, and our wonderful volunteers, our program could not exist.

What's New at FC4HTRP

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Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program has elected to cancel most of our planned fundraising events in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Please consider other ways to support us so that we can keep our program going. Thank you!