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How do I get started in the program?

Schedule your student interview today! 


or call the office 336.931.1424 

2024 Riding Schedule 

Spring 1 : Feb 12th - March 23rd

Spring 2 : April 1st - May 11th

Summer : May 20th -June 29th

Fall 1 : Sept 3rd- October 12th

Fall 2 : October 21st - December 7th 

(no classes the week of 11/25/24)

How Our Classes Work

HORSEPOWER classes are small and have no more than four students mounted at a time. Once goals are determined for the individual riders, the classes are grouped according to age and individual abilities. Riders must be at least 3 years of age. 


Classes are held Monday through Saturday and our students ride once per week for 45 to 60 minutes for a 6 week session. Depending on the student, we may not ride the entire time.

Getting Started

Our primary objective with all students is to provide a safe and productive experience, which includes the wish to “do no harm.” We assess the student’s participation with a “Risk/Benefit” analysis -  meaning we must answer one very important question… “Will the benefit of the therapeutic riding activity outweigh the risk?” The entire therapeutic team – student, parent/guardian, riding instructor, therapist(s), educator and physician – must be able to answer with consensus and all must be comfortable with the decision to ride or not to ride. Because therapeutic riding involves movement, we also must ensure that the riding will not cause a decrease in the student’s function, an increase in pain or generally aggravate the medical condition.

Initially, we ask that all prospective students come out and meet with the HORSEPOWER staff. At this time, we discuss goals, registration essentials, and tour the facility.

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