Getting Ready to Ride!
Established in 1989…
Ride With Pride, based in Virginia, is Augusta County’s premier equine-assisted therapeutic horsemanship program. Serving its clients for more than two decades, Ride With Pride is a community based environment working in tandem with horses and volunteers for the treatment of individuals with intellectual, physical, or emotional challenges from the ages of 4 and up.
Our organization teaches Therapeutic Horsemanship skills in a safe environment with our Instructors overseeing each lesson and volunteers assigned to every client and horse to provide support. We aim to assist and encourage our clients to control their bodies and manage their emotions through handling our horses and socializing with us. Our clients develop a special bond with the kind and patient horses, carefully chosen for our organization. Our goal is to help our clients learn to trust and interact with the world around through our horses. Learning these skills help our clients feel they are more involved and productive in their lives.
Ride With Pride is a non-profit organization and we rely on our great volunteers, our generous sponsors, and charitable donations from all over the Valley. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International), and the Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia (TRAV), numerous individuals and agencies throughout the Shenandoah Valley have come to rely upon Ride With Pride’s unique approach to therapeutic activities.
Our mission is to serve those in Greater Augusta County and surrounding areas with physical, emotional, and developmental special needs through a wide range of therapeutic equine activities.
Our physical location is 2435 Shutterlee Mill Rd. Staunton, Virginia 24401
Please mail donations and payments to PO Box 1203, Staunton, Virginia 24402
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Join us Saturday, April 20, 2024 on Shutterlee Mill Road just outside of historic Staunton, VA for our 10th Annual 5K Colorful Run/Walk! We will have a scenic 5K course on private horse farms as well as a 1 mile family fun run/walk loop for families with children under the age of 10. There will be color blasted at runners and walkers throughout the course for an exciting and colorful run! We will also have Disney and Marvel characters on course joining us from A Moment of Magic to add an extra magical touch for your child! To make this run extra special, our beautiful horses will be on the course to greet our runners and walkers! All proceeds will benefit the Ride With Pride Therapeutic Horsemanship Organization! Registration begins at 8 AM. The race will begin at 9AM. RSVP early to receive early registration discounts! Runners have the option to be color blasted on the course.
Please note t-shirts are guaranteed to early registration participants only, and after March 25 are available while supplies last.
The race will be timed this year, with prizes for top finishers! After the race, stay for our Open House! Meet the horses and tour the barn!