Therapeutic Riding Program

Students riding horses

Photo by Vanessa Wright of Literary Horse


Therapeutic Riding is a mode of therapy utilizing functional riding skills, equine movement and a variety of therapy activities to achieve specific cognitive, physical and emotional goals. The UNH Therapeutic Riding Program adapts equine activities to allow for participation of riders over the age of 5 with cognitive, physical and emotional challenges. Activities take place in a normal equine environment, augmented with therapeutic games and activities. Adaptations are diagnosis-specific and focus on maximizing the abilities of each individual, rather than concentrating on disabilities.

What's New

  • We are so happy to announce that we resumed programming in September for our Fall 2021 session. We will be opening sign-ups for Spring 2022 on January 10th from this page. Please visit our schedule page for dates and times.
  • Click here to read our Fall Newsletter
  • Please watch this uplifting video to find out what our horses are doing during this time.
  • UNH Therapeutic Riding T-shirts are available for $12 in Adult or Youth Sizes in red, kelly green, hot pink, tangerine, ocean blue, turquoise, deep purple or lavender.  (add $3 for shipping)


Cindy Burke
Program Director
PATH International Advanced Instructor

PATH-certified Instructors: Sunya Cook, Rachel Fish, Danshu Li, Lily Bensko, Fin Seely, Grayson Leichtman

Equine Center
278 Mast Road Extension
Durham, NH 03824-3590
Phone: (603) 862-0131
Fax: (603)862-3704

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