FC4HTRP is Supported by Generous Volunteers & Donors

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 nominal fee 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.

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

Without our wonderful volunteers our Program could not exist.

Our staff consists of :

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Pediatric Therapist
  • Riding Instructors
  • Volunteers

Join us as a volunteer today or by donating to help make a difference in the lives of others! Contact us to learn more.

Amanda has been involved with our Program since 1993. She began as a barn volunteer but later assisted in the ring as well, before taking on a position as barn manager on Saturdays. Amanda left the barn behind and began instructing in 2007, recently completing an Instructor’s Course with Debbie. She currently works as a…

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Kim began volunteering with Therapeutic riding in the Spring 2006. She and her husband, David, have two grown children. After realizing her empty nest was too empty, she decided to become a volunteer with the Program. Kim enjoys sharing her lifeline passion for everything equine with the TRP riders and other volunteers. When the opportunity…

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Debbie has owned and operated Silverado Stables as a boarding facility since 1981. Being a past 4H Horse and Pony Club Leader, Silverado has become a boarding facility for families. Debbie began volunteering for therapeutic riding in 1983, working in the ring as a side walker and/or leader. In 1988 she became certified in Basic…

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