Rainbow Center 4-H Therapeutic Riding | Equestrian
The Rainbow Center is a place where individuals with special challenges come together, and where victories some dramatic, some modest, but all significant are joyously celebrated. Established in 1985, Rainbow Center is a non-profit organization which provides therapeutic equestrian activities to individuals with physical and mental challenges in Prince William County and surrounding Northern Virginia areas. Our clients are children, teens, and adults who benefit from their involvement by developing self-esteem and self-confidence while receiving therapy from an equestrian activity to accommodate their specific condition. Under the guidance of registered therapists and certified riding instructors, therapeutic riding helps individuals experience physical and emotional rewards. In addition to our staff, a very dedicated group of volunteers and specially selected horses complete our team to meet the needs of this exceptional group of people.
Very special horses are used for lessons at the Rainbow Center. To be a Rainbow horse the horse must possess the innate qualities of patience, steadiness, and unconditional obedience. All our horses are sweet-natured and obedient. We carefully monitor our horses to ensure that they are sound and in good health. We have veterinarians, massage therapists, and farriers that work with our horses to ensure their good health. Our horses are carefully trained before any student rides them. They are introduced to wheelchairs, walkers, canes, a special mounting ramp, and other equipment our students might use. Our instructors, leaders, and side walkers work with the horses prior to any lessons.
Want to support Rainbow Therapeutic Riding?
Come join us for a night of music and fun in loving remembrance of Amy Granville-Smith. Peter Mayer and Scott Kirby will once again be playing to benefit the Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center on Saturday, September 29th! Want to check out the artists before hand? Visit petermayer.com and scottkirby.com and click here for tickets!