Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center strives to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities through participation in equine assisted activities.
Our Story in Pictures
Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center is a place where individuals with special challenges come together, and where victories — some dramatic, some modest, but all significant — are joyously celebrated.
Established in 1985, Rainbow is a non-profit organization which provides therapeutic equestrian activities to individuals with physical, educational, emotional, intellectual and other challenges in Prince William County and surrounding Northern Virginia areas. Our clients benefit from their involvement by developing self-esteem and self-confidence while receiving therapy through an equestrian activity to accommodate their specific condition.
Under the guidance of registered therapists and certified riding instructors, therapeutic riding helps individuals experience physical and emotional rewards. In addition to our staff, a very dedicated group of volunteers and specially selected horses complete our team to meet the needs of this exceptional group of people.
Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center operates under the guidelines of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). Our instructors are PATH certified.
In loving memory of David Abbott Sr., whose short 60 years on earth touched so many lives. Through his daughter, Emily, he developed a love for horseback riding and the mission of Rainbow to help disabled men, women and children overcome their challenges in life. David and his wife, Robin, dreamed of retiring and volunteering their time helping Rainbow out in any way that they could.
Student Enrollment: Download the student registration form.
Volunteers: Learn more about how to volunteer.
Weather Policy: Please check the weather before coming to your lessons.
United Way: Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center is member #8958 of the United Way of the National Capital Area, the Prince William United Way, and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).