Pledges for Ponies

We raised 129% of our goal!

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Your generous support helped us to raise 4 months of board, care and training for our 5 amazing horses.
NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center's horses are the heart, soul, and literal backbone of our program.
By supporting our program horses you are giving a Leg Up to children and adults of all abilities.
Thank you so much, we couldn’t do this without YOU!

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The Stable Classroom

We are thrilled to announce that ground has been broken and building has begun for the much anticipated Stable Classroom!

The “Stable Classroom”, a 16’ x 30’ environmentally-conscious learning center will be used for warm-up exercises, therapy sessions, and unmounted activities for participants, as well as space for volunteer training, board meetings, and classes for volunteers and community members.

Thank you to those who have contributed funds and materials to this project: Norcliffe Foundation,  Eleanor and Henry Jansen Foundation,  D.V. & Ida McEachern Charitable Trust, Tulalip Cares Charitable Contributions, Kulshan Vet Hospital, Bellingham Walmart, Bradley Engineering Inc., Cowden Gravel & Ready Mix, and a generous anonymous donor.

If you would like to donate to this project, click here and make a note that your contribution is for the Stable Classroom.

Stay tuned here to see the latest updates on the project.

February 2021 - finished framing, polished concrete floor, started on electrical work

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January 2021 - installed PEX for in-floor heating and gutters, poured the concrete slab, started framing for walls

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Spread the Cheer All Year

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2020 has been far from what we expected, but as a program, we have adapted and overcome the difficulties of this past year. We are incredibly grateful to our amazing supporters, participants, and volunteers who have stuck with us and lifted us up when times were hard. After much planning and preparations, we found peace and hope as our incredible herd of horses welcomed back our participants. We have realized more deeply the importance of connecting people and animals in an outdoor setting, it has been a comfort and a relief for many who have been isolated from friends, family, and the community this year.

With your financial support, we can continue to give a Leg Up to people of all abilities in 2021.

This year, for the price of a coffee, Netflix subscription, or a meal out, consider signing up to make a recurring monthly donation. Monthly donations ensure we can continue to provide the highest quality services year-round, it is simple to set up, and you get to make a difference all year!

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Grateful for our Community Supporters!

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At the riding center, we could not exist without the contributions of our Community Supporters. These businesses go above and beyond to make sure that NWTRC can fulfill our mission of “Giving a Leg Up to all abilities”, and provide the highest quality horsemanship and riding lessons to our participants.
Please join us in thanking and supporting them!

Brett, McCandlis, Brown & Conner, PLLC
Clean Water Services
Coast Lumber
Elenbaas Company
Freeland & Associates
Hoof Matters - Professional Farrier Services
Kulshan Vet Hospital
Seeking Health
Sisu Children's Fund
Web Rodeo

Throughout the week we’ll be highlighting each of these amazing businesses on our Instagram and Facebook pages, follow along to learn more about each of them.

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Make a one-time or recurring donation here. Thank you, your support makes all the difference!

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Thanks Yall

We are incredibly humbled to say that we exceeded our $50,000 fundraising goal for the event!​​​​​​​

If you haven’t yet, you can still make a donation here.

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In 2020 NWTRC has embraced the need to adapt and change for the benefit of the people we serve, our volunteers, staff, supporters, and the greater global community. We have all have faced challenges this year, but at the riding center, we have focused on what we can do to meet our mission for the benefit of our community.

While we will miss seeing all of our friends and supporters in person we are excited to hold a weeklong virtual event and share this year's accomplishments and our plans for the future. 

Thank you for joining us!


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A sincere thanks to our amazing sponsors!

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Henry named Region 9 Equine of the Year

We are thrilled to announce that Henry T. Fjord (Henry) is the 2020 PATH International Region 9 Equine of the Year!

Henry joined the NWTRC herd in 2012, and since then has become a favorite of riders of all ages and abilities. He is our go-to horse for beginner and advanced riders, as he inspires confidence and independence. Henry is known around the barn for his  "smile", which he loves to show off, especially if you have a treat! 

Click here to make a donation in honor of Henry

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A huge thanks to Henry's owner, Deb Logan, who knew Henry would be a star in our program from day 1 and has trusted us with her very special boy.

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NWTRC Statement of Equality and Justice

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At NWTRC we have been working toward equality and inclusion for 27 years.

We have been lucky enough to witness how horses can be an equalizing force and we commit to continuing this work, no matter a person’s abilities, religion, financial status or race.

NWTRC’s core value of providing a compassionate, caring, nurturing and respectful environment rings true in the light of current events. This community includes our participants and their families, volunteers, board of directors, staff, donors and supporters.

We have always and will continue to stand with those fighting to end racism and inequality.

We see you, we hear you and we support you!

Welcome Jouri!

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Please join us is giving a warm welcome to the newest member of the NWTRC herd D-Grandeur VHF, aka Jouri!
Jouri is a 15-year-old, 14 hand Haflinger mare who came to us from her wonderful owner Jane Fraser.
Jouri joined us at the center in the beginning of March. She is extremely friendly and loves to be part of all the action around the barn. She is a quick study and we are looking forward to continuing her training and seeing her shine in the riding program soon.
We are especially grateful to her owner, Jane, for connecting us with her and for supporting Jouri’s board, care and training!

COVID-19 Update

Greetings from the barn,

We hope you are staying healthy and not going stir crazy at home.

We wanted to let you know about some exciting news.
With the extension of Governor Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order through at least May 4th we have made the discission to not hold in-person lessons for the spring session. However, we will still be holding our spring session virtually! We want to make sure everyone can stay connected to our equine friends, has the opportunity to learn more about horses and can also get some exercise.

Our 7-week Virtual Spring Session will begin next week on April 14th.
Each week we will focus on a different horsemanship learning area with the help of videos, worksheets, online learning modules and Zoom video meetings. It will be designed so you can do the activities whenever you want during the week, with the exception of the Zoom meetings which will be scheduled for a specific time.
We have designed the curriculum so that you, your siblings and your family can all participate and enjoy learning more about horses.
If you have limited access to technology or the internet, let us know and we will provide you with adapted materials.

If you would like to join and haven't received an email from us, please email Hilary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to get signed up.

Thank you so much for your support during this difficult time!

-Julia, Hilary, Kleng, Vincent, Georgia, Henry, Leo & Jouri

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Sound Horsekeeping

We are thrilled to announce that NWTRC is the first farm in Whatcom County to receive Whatcom Conservation District's Sound Horsekeeping Sign!
The Sound Horsekeeping program recognizes horse owners in Whatcom County who have taken actions to improve pastures, reduce mud, manage manure and provide wildlife habitat on their property.


NWTRC is committed to environmental sustainability and we are proud to be recognized by the WCD for our efforts.
Special thanks to the Norcliffe Foundation, Tulalip Cares Charitable Contributions, WECU & McEachren Charitable Trust for making our sustainability improvements possible!
To see if your farm qualifies, check out the WCD website or view the Sound Horsekeeping checklist.