Rainbow Riders – Therapeutic Riding Newfoundland and Labrador Inc.

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103 Mount Scio Rd.
PO Box 23199
St. John’s NL
A1B 4J9

Contact: Stephanie Griffiths                   Tel: (709) 738-1055
Email: rainbowridersnl@gmail.com         Website: www.rainbowridersnl.com

Mandate:

For 27 years, Rainbow Riders has operated a therapeutic riding program to help countless Newfoundland and Labrador children grow and develop despite physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities – all through horseback riding. By uniting these children with an equine partner and a team of volunteers, Rainbow Riders provides the rider with one of the more progressive forms of therapy, improving the rider’s strength, circulation, muscle tone and sensory integration.

Target Population:

People with disabilities age 3+

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Rainbow Riders offers a horseback riding program for recreation, therapy and competition for people with disabilities.
  • Through therapeutic riding, horses help physically and mentally challenged children achieve things that may seem impossible. They help an autistic child make connections and improve communication skills. They lend a six-year-old child, confined since birth to a wheelchair, his legs to run through a field.
  • In late 2017, Rainbow Riders is opening a new state of the art facility that will be fully accessible.  The new facility will have two new riding arenas, heating viewing area, learning centre, accessible washrooms, 16 stalls and over 3km of riding trails on-site.