Partnering Humans with Horses to Promote Well-Being
Established in 2015, EHTRC is proud to be the first Premier Therapeutic Riding Center on Cape Cod accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.).
Emerald Hollow Therapeutic Riding Center is the first PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center on Cape Cod. Our aim is to offer a positive experience through equine-assisted services that address each participant’s strengths and weaknesses to build opportunities that help them reach their goals.
We are educators who focus on providing our participants with customized and comprehensive programs to challenge them to push beyond their perceived limits in a safe, controlled, and compassionate environment. Lessons are taught by our team of skilled, licensed PATH Intl. certified professionals and assisted by our trained volunteers. Our gentle, well-trained horses are also invaluable educators and partners.
We serve all of Barnstable County, as well as some towns on the South Shore. We work with organizations such as Latham Centers, Cape Abilities, Kennedy-Donovan Center, and the Hyannis Vet Center, as well as with individuals and their families.
The diagnoses we work with include Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stroke Survivors, Down Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Visual and Hearing Impairments, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscular Dystrophy. Many of the individuals we serve, including disadvantaged young people, also navigate learning or behavioral disabilities.
Want to Get Involved?
Our volunteers groom, tack, lead horses and assist with property maintenance & barn chores around the farm. They encourage our riders and they ensure that our students have fun and safe experiences at EHTRC.
Consider a Donation
Your donations are used directly towards keeping our lesson costs affordable for students and their families, and for funding our equine programs. We welcome both one-time and recurring (monthly) donations.