A Supportive Community WherePeople with Special Needs Connect with Horses


Our equine-assisted services help participants gain self-confidence, improve balance and coordination, while forming meaningful relationships.


Our program is possible with the assistance of over 200 caring volunteers. Get involved and make a difference in the lives of our riders!

About Us

Learn about our mission, history, leadership, staff, horses, and our facility in Afton.  Review our Annual Reports, financial statements, and newsletters.

25th AnniversaryWalk-Wheel & Ride-A-ThonSupporting People with Special Needs!

The 2024 Walk-Wheel & Ride-A-Thon offers a virtual option and a trail ride lesson with our riders, drivers and volunteers, during lessons July 22nd through 26th!

Donations to the Walk-Wheel & Ride-A-Thon will help provide life-changing therapeutic riding & driving opportunities for people with special needs.  Lesson fees cover only 40% of the organization’s operating expenses.  The remaining funds are received through generous donations & fundraising events.  Please help support our riders & drivers by participating in this event!

Arvid the horse

Help To Change aLife Forever

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a supportive community where people with special needs connect with horses and experience life-changing benefits.  

Horse Sponsorship

Your donation supports our special team of horses! Choose your favorite therapy horse to sponsor!

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Bringing About Change

“I have been involved with RVR since 1999 and have had the opportunity to work with all involved: horses, riders, families of participants, volunteers, instructors and board members. After more than 20 years, it is absolutely amazing to me just how much EVERYONE benefits from being involved in the program. ”

– Heather Thoele