Changing Lives, One Ride At a Time Through Horse Therapy

“The beauty and magic of the partnership between a horse and its rider has long been celebrated as a symbol of dynamic unity,


-  The Calendar for 2019 - 2020 

-  No class October 15-18, 2019

-  Volunteer schedule this week ... 

-  Volunteers ... email Brett any schedule changes

   For same day changes, after 3pm, call 913-897-3939 or text   913-961-1759.

-  American Royal UPHA Exceptional Challenge November 12, 2019

-  Hunter McPhail Scholarship Drive December 3, 2019 which is giving Tuesday

-  Save the date ... April 17, 2020 Tux N Boots


Our Mission

The mission of Heartland Therapeutic Riding, Inc (HTR) is to serve children and adults with disabilities and to improve quality of life through equine-assisted activities and therapies, We are committed to changing lives, one ride at a time.

PATH Premier Accredited

We are a Premier Accredited Center by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) meaning that our facility ad  All of our instructors are PATH certified ensuring our program’s quality and safety.

Since 1978

Heartland Therapeutic Riding has been in operation since 1978 making it the most established non-profit therapeutic riding center in the Kansas City area. 

A touching story ...

Remarkable Results

Each week 95 participants from around the Kansas City area attend HTR to experience the benefits from horse therapy and achieve goals they once only dreamed about attaining. Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT)  provide a sense of freedom and mobility to our participants that is rarely experienced elsewhere in their lives. The horses introduce our participants to a new world, a world that’s full possibilities and hope!

Our participants live with physical, emotional and/or intellectual challenges. Some of their disabilities are clear and evident to the eye, but some are not. Participants make physical and emotional strides during their lessons that are taught by instructors who are focused on what they can accomplish, not on their limitations. 

The results are remarkable!


Our activities and therapies utilize the interaction with a horse and/or the movement of a horse to promote physical, cognitive, and emotional growth. We provide weekly group lessons with up to four riders to encourage socialization.  

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