Adaptive Riding


What is Adaptive Riding?

Our CanTRA and PATH Intl. certified instructors use adaptive teaching techniques and or equipment to help individuals with challenges learn the skill of riding. Skill levels as well as goals of our adaptive riders are wide spread. They may range from an individual’s first contact with a horse with a goal of becoming confident without sidewalkers, to an advanced rider aiming for a gold score in a para-dressage competition.

You do not need a specific diagnosis to join our adaptive riding program however some common ones would be Autism, Down Syndrome, Amputation, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Generalized Anxiety and ADHD to name a few.  All of our programs are tailored to provide a safe and positive experience for our riders based on each individual’s abilities and defined goals as established during our enrollment process. Our riders enjoy the opportunity to explore their capabilities and successfully reach their objectives in a safe and fun envoironment.

What is the Cost?

Private Lessons:

30 mintues mounted = $45

45 minutes mounted = $55

60 minutes mounted = $65

Semi-private Lessons:

45 minutes mounted = $45

Groups of 3 or 4:

60 minutes mounted = $45

(Note: The actual cost of each $45 lesson is $150 for coaching and training services. Hope Haven regularly seeks donors to offset the remaining $105).

We run on a seasonal schedule and invoices are emailed prior to the start of each seasonal session.

If you require assistance with funding, click here to view some possible community sponsorship options on our Applications & Forms page.

How do I register for Adaptive Riding?

Please complete the following:

  1. Participant Application
  2. Professional Referral Form
  3. Atlanto-axial X-ray Verification Form (if required by condition)

Click here to bring you to the applications page.

For more information, please call 519-986-1247 and ask for Robyn, or email