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Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship (Serving the Northern Shendoah Valley of Virginia)


For people with disabilities and those at risk, the horse and its environment can provide unique healing and learning experiences. Under the watchful eye of a certified instructor, trained volunteers, educators and healthcare professionals, a student’s interaction with a horse can be therapeutic as well as a fun and freeing experience.

BRCTH offers eight-week spring and fall therapeutic riding sessions, plus week-long summer day camps. Instruction includes grooming, handling and mounted activities. BRCTH also offers Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) which emphasizes psycho-social learning through observation of and interaction with horses in mostly unmounted ground activities.

Students may be individually referred or participate as part of a school, therapy or group home program.
Our certified instructors consult and collaborate with education and healthcare professionals whenever possible to best address the needs of each student and client. (horseback riding)

Volunteers are needed!

Competition opportunities exist for students, including the annual Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia Horse Show held each fall in Lexington.


644 Lime Marl Lane 
Millwood, VA 22646


Marjorie Youngs Executive Director
(540) 533-2777


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