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The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.

Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

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Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
11968 Mineral Road
Longmont CO 80504

Tax ID/EIN: 84-0837670
Year Founded: 1980
Last Updated 2017-09-06

Public Charity

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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization's primary activity is equine retirement.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The Mission of the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center is to change the lives of people with disabilities by promoting their physical, psychological and social well being through equine assisted activities.

Horse-related programs:
CTRC serves our special needs community through four program areas: Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy, Mini Troopers and our Retired Horse Sanctuary.Therapeutic Riding is the core of the program. Certified instructors, with trained volunteers, assist riders to achieve therapeutic and other life goals, acquire horsemanship skills, and establish a special bond with their horses. Hippotherapy ("treatment with the help of a horse") is conducted by licensed therapists who use the horse to achieve improved client functioning and rehabilitation, utilizing the three dimensional movement of the horse. Mini Troopers achieves the goal of community outreach and education through a miniature horse outreach team who brings the benefits of animal assisted activities (AAA) to special needs populations who are unable to access traditional services on-site. Retired Horse Sanctuary provides for our noble "Equine Therapists" who have come to the end of their career and who because of age, restricted ability, medical issues or special care concerns are not able to be adopted.

Non-horse-related programs:
CTRC has no non-horse related programs.

Volunteer Opportunities

Minimum Age: 16
We offer a wide variety of internship opportunities.

Lesson Volunteers
Minimum Age: 16
These are the volunteers who work directly with the riders and the horses in class. One can choose to be a Horse Leader, a Sidewalker or both. Training is provided for all lesson volunteers.

Wish List Items

There are no wish list items posted at this time