Meet Will! He has been doing Therapeutic Riding at CKRH for several years. His individual plan includes assisting with tasks like pulling up his stirrups after his ride. This helps Will's dexterity and builds his independence.

Will is one of nearly 900 clients we serve annually. You can help maintain- and increase- our impact by including CKRH in your Planned Giving. Call us at 859-231-7066 to learn how you can join our new Legacy of Hope Society.

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We’re so pleased to be hosting a clinic today for @WorkingEquitationKentucky! Our conference room is a great space to hold meetings and trainings lasting a few hours or a few days. Call 859-231-7066 to learn about scheduling your next event!

We had a wonderful visit this afternoon from the UK Ag Equine Programs! They are currently hosting an exchange group of students from China. Equine Manager Lisa Swanson provided a tour of our facility and explained how important the care of our horses is for the success of our program. Some even took the opportunity to sit in our lift that helps with mounting. Since they weren't actually "lifted", the typically required helmets weren't included.
Our herd is loving this time to play in the dust during their Christmas break!
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James Haggie
· June 12, 2017
I had the pleasure of working with CKRH during the "Healing Hooves" grief camp. The staff, facility, and the horses are second to none, and truly enriched the healing experience in ways far beyond which can be described with words. Absolutely amazing experience, highly recommended! See More
Lucinda Joyce Wilson
· June 8, 2017
It's the best thing that could ever be offered to my daughter. It's making a difference in her confidence and she absolutely loves the horses. The staff are wonderful and they work well with my to help her achieve her goals. See More
Gwen Jones
· April 1, 2017
The "Gold Standard" for Therapeutic Riding and Hippo Therapy programs. They have set the bar to meet. Lovely facility.
Tamara Ralph
· December 30, 2016
I use to ride out there years ago. I ended up getting overweight. wish I could go back and ride again eventally.
Kathy Trimble Moore
· July 19, 2016
My Daughter is a part of this Wonderful program. It has changed her life!

Mallory's inner rockstar is even more evident with her new purple hair! She let us snap this pic before her Therapeutic Riding session today.

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#tbt Remember how much fun we had at last year's Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Tests & Dresage Show? It's coming up again soon! This year's event will be Saturday, March 31. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. #joinus #CKRH

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Volunteer orientations are held every month. It takes 125 volunteers per week to provide our services (horse experience is helpful but NOT required). If you would like to get involved contact

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Thanks to Angie Johnson Harris for sharing about how CKRH has impacted her daughter, Kacy! Angie shared this video and said, "What a difference a horse makes!! Just a little bit ago Kacy was bouncing all over the house, in total anxiety mode. Now she’s calm and up on a big horse!! Love CKRH!!!"…/videos/10215340888664014/

Ingrid is loving her long flowing locks! #CKRH #therapyhorse

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While organizers of therapeutic riding programs throughout the country can relay stories on how such programs can alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans, results of a scientific study now support those observations.

While organizers of therapeutic riding programs throughout the country can relay stories on how such programs can alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans, results of a scientific study now support those observations.

Interested in supporting CKRH in a unique way? Need to get your business in front of a large group of people? Become a sponsor of the 28th Annual Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Tests & Dressage Show!
Opportunities range from $50-$1,000. For more information, contact or 859-231-7066.

Thanks to Melissa Hall for sharing this fantastic video she and her daughter, Rachel, created. Rachel has been with CKRH since she was eight-years-old! Therapeutic Riding has helped with her balance, coordination and core strength.

Do you have a video or picture of your time at CKRH? We'd love to see it! You can email it to or post it to your FB page and tag CKRH by using Central Kentucky Riding for Hope.

Rachel's therapeutic riding lesson at Central KY Riding for Hope September 9, 2017

Thanks to many of you our development director Jessica Byassee is attending the GoodGiving Guide Challenge check presentation! Your support puts CKRH in great company with many other incredible local nonprofits. Thank you!

Thanks to The Lane Report for helping us welcome the newest member to our Board of Directors. We are fortunate to have John and the whole team.

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope has named John Douglas to its board of directors.

Happy Sunday! May you all be as well rested as John R. 😴
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Life gets better after retirement even for Thoroughbreds! These mares are enjoying a second career doing horsemanship with our STABLES students. Thanks to our equine manager Lisa Swanson for capturing this great moment.

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