River Valley Riders enriches the lives of children and adults with special needs by providing equine assisted activities and therapies, including therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving lessons. Our program helps participants gain self-confidence and self-esteem, build strength, improve balance and hand-eye coordination, while forming meaningful relationships.
Thank you for your interest in River Valley Riders. Registration forms for 2017 therapeutic riding or carriage driving lessons will be mailed in February. To join this mailing list, please email us or call 651-439-2558, leaving a message with your name and contact information. Someone will return your call within 48 hours. Lessons are held May through October at two locations - Afton and Scandia.
Due to safety concerns for the rider/driver, volunteers and horses, the rider’s weight and balance may limit participation, the site selection, and hour for riding. Due to safety concerns for the rider/driver and following PATH Intl. recommendations, the minimum age to participate is 4 years old.
To help you prepare for the program, these forms will be required before participation:
Medical History and Physician's Statement (must be signed by the medical provider.)
Emergency Contact and Liability Release Form
Upon acceptance into the 2017 program, mail completed forms to:
River Valley Riders, 8362 Tamarack Village, Suite 119-440, Woodbury, MN 55125
To apply for a scholarship, please visit the Tuition Assistance page.