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WELCOME TO CTR!
As we continue our reopening process and scheduling clients who were affected by the abrupt shut-down from March 2020, we ask anyone interested in participating in programming to please visit our Services page. We will respond as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience!
We are dedicated to providing meaningful, hands-on experiences in a welcoming environment. Whether you are visiting CTR for therapeutic, educational or leadership programming, our hands-on activities are carefully designed to challenge, strengthen and encourage.
Program and Services
We tailor our programming and services to meet your unique needs. At CTR, we know that one-size does not fit all! So we strive to make each experience as meaningful as possible for individuals, corporations, and groups.
Our gentle horses are carefully schooled in the nuances of their jobs. Each member of our herd (Captain, Dreamer, Tilly, Sally, Victor, Foxy and Buttons) loves their work! As therapeutic mounts, classmates, and experiential partners, they offer silent strength, compassion, insight, and understanding to their human companions.
"I am grateful for Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding because it allows my daughter, Samantha, to excel in a non-competitive environment. Samantha is on the Autism Spectrum and with that comes many challenging behaviors. Samantha’s confidence and self-esteem have greatly increased over the last several years."
- Michelle, Mom
"Today was the best day ever. The horses made learning so much more fun and easy than at school!"
- Horse Powered Learning Field Trip student
"My daughter, Ainsley, has been a weekly participant in the therapeutic riding program at CTR for a number of years. She is a 24-year-old quadriplegic with moderate/severe cerebral palsy.
CTR has been vital for her physical progress and emotional wellbeing. The farm is a place of challenge, healing, connection, and joy for her."
- Dan, Dad
"That is the first time in several years that she has spoken. Buttons’ visit evoked a memory."
- Staff from Citizen’s Care Nursing and Rehabilitation
"The uncertainty of our current times makes it all the more important to continue to be able to offer this type of programming to our children and young adults who are already experiencing so many changes in their lives. CTR is a phenomenal place. Your contribution will ensure that children like Samantha remain connected to their horses and will have a place to go where they feel accepted and have a sense of belonging."
"Ainsley loves her friend, Sally, who she rides for her lessons. It is the only time that she is mobile with an unobstructed line of sight. For a window of time, she is free. Her joy is expressed in her smile, and the smiles of her volunteers and staff. Since the pandemic, CTR has been remarkable in maintaining their connection and supportive services to their riders and families."
- Dan, Dad