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

  • Due to COVID-19 we have canceled all programming until Fall 2021. We are looking forward to resuming when it is safe to do so. All clients who were enrolled at the time our program paused will have priority in our next session. Payments will be rolled over and you will receive correspondence from the Program Director to choose days and times that work for your schedules or have the option of a full refund. Consequently, we anticipate all spots will be full and we will not hold an open enrollment. We appreciate your understanding under these challenging times. Please visit our schedule page for dates and times of future anticipated programming.
  • 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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