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"NVTRP is important because it’s something that all kids can participate in; because sometimes, kids can’t play soccer or football.” -NVTRP rider, Cesar, 13
Washington Capitals Head Coach To Lend Support To NVTRP's Capital Campaign
Smokey Adams riding Pierre at 2016 Ride to Thrive Polo Classic
NVTRP rider, Madeline, 9, at the Ride to Thrive Horse Show with her parents.
"You look into the horse’s eyes and they tell a certain backstory. Like Teddy was probably picked on when he was little and didn’t have a lot of friends... I was picked on in Kindergarten and no one wanted to play with me.” - NVTRP rider, Matthew, 17
"It’s so empowering for her to understand that she can control such a large animal, but at the same time, she respects the horse and responds to it in a way unlike I’ve seen anywhere else. She needs boundaries and structure and the horses give her that.” -NVTRP rider parent, Jody
NVTRP, at O'Shaughnessy Farm, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that provides equine-assisted activities for children and adults with disabilities, youth-at-risk, recovering military service personnel, and their families in an inclusive, community setting.
In hippotherapy, a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech/language pathologist uses the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy to achieve functional goals for people who live with disabilities or impairments.
Working in partnership with area nonprofits that also serve key constituents, NVTRP provides riding and horsemanship lessons to groups in need of additional services, such as youth-at-risk and recovering military service personnel.