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.

Cancellations will be posted HERE

Classes for September 23 are cancelled


Who We Are

Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program is a small therapeutic riding center established in 1984 and designed to provide equine assistance learning to Frederick County residents with special needs. Any age, any disability, any race, any nationality, any gender.

What We Do

Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding enrolls up to 78 students who ride for 7 weeks in the spring and fall with summer classes also available. Riders join us once a week for 45 minutes during these sessions.  Private therapeutic lessons are also available. Individualized lesson plans are developed by riding instructors for each student in collaboration with program therapists and family members. We provide the safest possible environment in which to challenge the rider to perform to the best of their ability.

How to Help


Volunteers put in more than 4000 hours per year and are an integral part of
FC4HTRP since its inception and continue to be a vital part of this program.


Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We
survive because of your donations.

What's New at FC4HTRP

Check Out Our Latest News & Events


In an abundance of caution, the program established COVID 19 Guidelines and strategies for all members to follow while at the farm. These Guidelines can be found at NEWS AND EVENTS SECTION.