Friday, October 10, 2008

Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach

Did you know The Therapeutic Riding Center was here in HB? The TRC was founded in 1990 by a group of community volunteers to provide services to individuals with disabilities as a form of Therapy on Horseback. We are a 501 C 3 non-profit organization and a Member of NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association). We serve individuals of all ages and most disabilities including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Meningitis, Down’s Syndrome, vision and hearing impairments, learning disabilities and mild mental retardation. TRC serves students from Huntington Beach, as well as greater Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

The value of a horse as a therapeutic tool has been well documented over the past fifty years. In a world where we are often judged by appearances, where our abilities are over shadowed by our disabilities, the horse does not judge.TRCHB receives no government funding. We rely solely on grants, fund-raising events, individual and corporate donations, and a minimal tuition to meet our operating costs.

VOLUNTEERS are a vital part of their program. Without them, their students do not ride. The volunteers are trained under the direct guidance of a NARHA certified instructor. They are taught to sidewalk, lead, tack and groom our gentle horses. Please contact the TRC (714-848-0966 or if you'd like to be a part of this incredible program.

Therapeutic Riding Center is located at the Equestrian Center: 18381 Goldenwest St. Huntington Beach.

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