The Horses

Meet our horses, the most valuable members of the NWTRC team. In fact, without them the Center could not exist! They are truly the backbone of our riding program.

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KlengKleng, a 13.3 hand Norwegian Fjord gelding, born in Sooke, B.C. Canada on 10-11-91, was purchased by Mike and Julia Bozzo in 1994. Kleng possesses a friendly, calm personality, a strong steady walk, a tireless trot and a "rocking horse" canter. He is often used for beginning lead-line but also for independent riders because he is a friend to all. A gentleman and all-around horse, Kleng excels at jumping, dressage, trail riding and is trained to pull a cart.

  • 2009 Region 9 Therapeutic Horse of the Year
  • 2009 National Therapeutic Horse of the Year
  • 2013 Horse Stars Hall of Fame - Humanitarian Equine

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VincentVincent is a 15.2 hand Trakener/QH cross foaled in 2003. He is owned by Julia Bozzo. He loves visiting with the riders and volunteers and never stops searching for treats. Vincent has great temperment and movement and excels as a therapeutic riding horse.

Sponsor Vincent!

Henry T. Fjord

Henry T. FjordHenry T. Fjord is a 14.3h, 11 year old Registered Norwegian Fjord Gelding. Henry is being loaned to the NWTRC by his wonderful owner, Deb Logan, who has had him since he was a yearling.

Henry has spent most of life trail riding and exploring with Deb. He loves to be the center of attention and has become best buddies with Zorro! Thank you, Deb, for use of this wonderful horse. (And for those who wonder, the the T. stands for "The".)

Sponsor Henry!


GeorgiaGeorgia is a 16.1 hand Quarter Horse mare born in 2006. Georgia is half sister to Vincent and hails from Vanderhoof, BC. She joined the NWTRC herd in 2011 and gave her first therapeutic lessons in fall 2012.

Georgia has become an instant favorite with our riders, volunteers and staff because of her laid back, quiet and kind personality. In addition to treats, Georgia loves riding in the field in the summer and jumping. She has exceeded all of our expectations and we truly look forward to seeing the bright future she has ahead of her!

Sponsor Georgia!


LeoLeonardo is a 14.1 hand registered AQHA  gelding born in 2011. Leo joined the NWTRC herd in July 2016. His beautiful buckskin color and friendly personality have made him an instant favorite with everyone at the center. Leo is gentle, calm and very smart. 

Leo was sponsored by Whatcom County North Rotary Club for 2017. Thank you so much for helping support this young horses bright future in our program!

Sponsor Leonardo!


jazzeJazze is a 14.2 hand Norwegian Fjord mare born in 2005. Jazze joined the NWTRC herd in May 2019. She is extremely friendly and loves to be part of all the action around the barn. She is a quick study and has already started to be part of the lesson program. We are looking forward to continuing her training and seeing her shine in the riding program this coming spring!

Sponsor Jazzelle!

Cloud Nine (In Loving Memory)

Cloud NineCould Nine ~ 1988 - April 28, 2019

Cloud Nine, or "Cloudy", is a 13 hand Welsh Pony mare foaled in 1988. In addition to her delightful personality, she has done "it all"; pulled carts, pony club, shows and lessons.

Cloudy is on loan to the NWTRC from Sandra Hackney of West Linn, Oregon. We are so happy to have Cloudy with us at the NWTRC. She has become especially beloved by our smaller riders of whom she takes such good care.

Kurt (In Loving Memory)


Woodland's Kurt ~ May 31, 1991-January 26, 2018

Kurt, a registered Norwegian Fjord Gelding is 13.3 hands. He was born in Bellingham, WA in March of 1991 and donated to Mike and Julia Bozzo in 1993. Kurt is exceptional at working with the most severely disabled riders due to his gentle nature and immense work ethic. Kurt is a leader of horse and human.

  • 2006 Region 9 Therapeutic Horse of the Year


Dutch Treat (In Loving Memory)

Dutch TreatDutch Treat 1982 - May 8, 2013

The Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center sadly announces the passing of our beautiful "Dutch Treat" (DT), (a Dutch Warmblood), at the age of 31. For 16 years, DT set the highest standard with her exemplary work ethic and personality, a true shining star in our program.

  • 2012 Region 9 Therapeutic Horse of the Year