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MEET OUR HORSES

Only about 1 out of every 100 horses can be a therapy horse.  Our herd consists of 10 very special horses. They stop when they feel their rider become off balance, give a nuzzle whenever it is needed, are gentle and quiet, and they LOVE their job.

 

If you are interested in providing a retirement home for one of our horses or interested in leasing your special horse to the Program, please contact our Program Director. 

You can sponsor one of our therapy horses! Find out more information about our Horse Sponsorship Program here. Horses available for sponsorship are listed below. Please contact Morgan@syvtherapeuticriding.org to become a sponsor today.

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Anika

Sponsorship Available

Anika is a 21 year old Fresian mare. She is kind and gentle, and quite the looker! She enjoys having her mane braided with flowers, but is ready to work for her riders when the time comes.

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Belle

Sponsorship Available

Belle is a 23 year old Quarter Horse mare. Not only is she a gorgeous paint, she's well edcated, too! Belle loves having a job to do and especiallyenjoys working with some of our more advanced riders.

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Baard

Sponsorship Available

Baard is a 32 year old Norwegian Fjord gelding, and he is one chill dude! He loves to be groomed and have his belly scratched. He's a fan favorite in the herd and is a perfect gentleman in his therapeutic riding lessons.

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Elsie

Sponsorship Available

Belle is a 23 year old Quarter Horse mare. Not only is she a gorgeous paint, she's well edcated, too! Belle loves having a job to do and especiallyenjoys working with some of our more advanced riders.

"There is much we can learn from a friend who happens to be a horse."

– Aleksandra Layland

Our Mission

Our Mission

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.

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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. 

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

The Program currently serves 70 students each week and over 300 annually.

We Need Your Support Today!

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