• FAQs

    When does the next session start?

    NCTRC offers three riding sessions each year: spring, summer, and fall.


    For therapeutic riding services, participants can take private or group lessons using our indoor and outdoor arenas. Group classes, which last for one hour each week, are limited to four riders and grouped according to age and riding ability as much as possible. Private classes are offered in 30, 45, and 60 minute increments, depending on what is most appropriate for each client.


    For hippotherapy services, it is sometimes possible for us to accommodate clients starting mid-session, but not always. The length of each visit can range from 30 and 60 minutes.

    When are your lessons?

    We currently offer therapeutic riding and hippotherapy Monday-Thursday in the mornings and afternoons. Our classes start around 9:30 each morning and run until 7:30 in the evening.

    Do you offer financial assistance?

    We are committed to making participation in our programs available based on therapeutic need and regardless of financial means. For financial assistance, please download a financial assistance application.

    Who do you serve?

    The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center exists to serve children and adults with disabilities. We serve clients with social, physical, emotional, and cognitive disabilities and challenges. Feel free to contact us with any further questions about our services.

    Who can attend camp?

    Anyone! We are welcoming to all kids ages 5- 12 with and without disabilities who want to enjoy a fun filled week of horses, crafts, and more!

    It's raining, do you still have classes today?

    We will not ride if there is thunder nearby, but thanks to our wonderful covered arena, we will ride in rain. Cancellations are made on a case-by-case basis, so if you have any questions, please call the farm number.


    Do you accept interns?

    Each year we offer a limited amount of internships for those interested in learning more about a therapeutic riding center. We often partner with local Universities and regularly hire interns through the UNC APPLES program. While we support the need for growth and learning, we do have a limited staff and must consider internships on a case by case basis to ensure that we are able to provide adequate supervision and mentoring.


    If you would like to be considered for an internship, please e-mail us your current resume and an outline of your program/course requirements.