103 Mount Scio Rd., PO Box 23199, St. John’s NL, A1B 4J9
Mandate: Rainbow Riders operates a therapeutic horseback riding program to help countless Newfoundland and Labrador children grow and develop despite physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. 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 child confined to a wheelchair legs to run through a field.
To learn more about volunteering with Rainbow Riders please click here.