NORTHERN VIRGINIA THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM

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Come experience the numerous therapeutic benefits of horses.

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM

 

MISSION:   NVTRP, at O'Shaughnessy Farm, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that helps each individual realize their highest potential by providing equine-assisted activities to people with disabilities, youth-at-risk, recovering military personnel, and others in need in an inclusive, community setting.

VALUES:

Safety - First and foremost

                 Community - Awareness, respect and compassion

                 Well-Being - Strong physical and emotional health

                 Excellence - Heart and hard work

                 Joy - An attitude of positivity and gratitude

 

Therapeutic riding teaches individuals who live with disabilities how to ride a horse. Benefits include increased strength, improved balance and coordination, and improved self-confidence.

In physical and occupational therapy, a licensed therapist uses the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy to achieve functional goals for people who live with disabilities or impairments.

Working in partnership with area nonprofits that also serve key constituents, NVTRP provides riding and horsemanship lessons to groups in need of additional services, such as youth-at-risk and recovering military service personnel.