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About Us


Organization History & Mission

The Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1990 by  Mary Ann Evans, Ph.D.  We are a Premier Accredited Center with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH), the highest national rating.  The Program is currently serving 110-150 students each week and over 300 annually.  

Our mission is to provide quality equine assisted activities to children and adults with physical, cognitive, social, emotional and or other life challenges, regardless of their ability to pay.

We offer therapeutic riding, school programs, a physical therapy program and a mental health program.