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.

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OUR COVID-19 SESSION RESPONSE
In an abundance of caution, the program established COVID-19 Guidelines and strategies for all members to follow while at the farm. These Guidelines include:
* Observe social distancing in all possible incidences
* Wear personal face masks
* Wash hands at the hand washing station or use hand sanitizer – before and after riding or volunteering in each class
* A Portable hand washing station was designed and built for everyone to use
* Hand sanitizers, paper towels, wipes are always available for use
* Screen/Questions relating to COVID-19
*Temperature check
*Traveled outside of the state
*Have you been near someone who has COVID-19* Any COVID-19 symptoms
COVID-19 Guideline Video – One of our volunteers produced video outlining directions for everyone to follow upon arriving at the farm.

During the fall 2020 session and for the upcoming spring 2021 sessions, no more than 3 students will be permitted to ride in each class.   Each rider has an assigned riding helmet that no one else will be permitted to use.  The Volunteer Coordinator contacts and schedules each of the Horse Leaders and Side Walkers in advance of the classes, so that there are no “extra” volunteers on the farm.   A half hour break is scheduled between each class to allow for sanitizing of ALL equipment

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

Volunteer

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.

Donate

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

What's New at FC4HTRP

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OUR COVID 19 SESSION RESPONSE

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.