Riding with HEART is an equine assisted therapeutic riding center in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Riding with HEART - Hunterdon Equine Assisted Recreation and Therapy is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, and a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Premier Accredited Center that provides a safe, progressive, therapeutic environment to persons that may be physically, emotionally or developmentally challenged.
Our program currently runs from April to November. Even during our open season, inclement weather causes lessons to be cancelled. However, some lessons also have to be cancelled due to riders' sensitivities or medical restrictions including, but not limited to, heat restrictions and medications that cause light sensitivity. These cancellations can be very disruptive to our riders emotionally, (who look forward to spending time with "their horses" all week) but are also a detriment to our riders who receive Occupational Therapy in our Hippotherapy Program and require consistent lessons. As our program continues to grow to include veterans, first responders, and their families, we will need an indoor space to insure the consistency and comfort for all of our riders and horses.
With the help of a generous donor (who has already committed $125,000), we have started the road to building awareness about this project, but we NEED YOUR HELP! No amount is too small to donate.
More information about the riders we serve, the programs we offer, and our rockstar horses can be found on our website: www.ridingwithheart.org.