Rainier Therapeutic Riding


 Our Mission

Rainier Therapeutic Riding uses horses to facilitate physical and emotional healing for our nation's heroes and their families while promoting the growth of this mission throughout the world

 We strive to provide our services to our veterans of all ages , Active Duty, and their families and now all members of public civil service. We offer a safe welcoming place for all to participate in our Program.

This program helps riders:

  • Increase core body strength
  • Improve balance
  • Sharpen spatial and cognitive awareness
  • Help with independence and social skills
  • Develop gross and fine motor skills
  • Exercise memory and sequencing abilities 

Rainier Therapeutic Riding is having our 2nd Annual Ride-a-Thon held at Aspen Farms!!

RTR is looking for any present and past riders who would be interested in riding in this event to find sponsors for them ride. This year we are lucky enough to expand our area and open the riding up to friends and volunteers of RTR! This year’s Ride-a-thon will be held at Aspen Farms, in Yelm, (just a few minutes away from RTR). “Well what if I’m not a sponsored rider and I want to bring my own horse?” Not a Problem!! We can allow others to bring their own horses to ride! The proceeds from this will help us continue to provide lessons and facilitate physical and emotional healing for our military, first responders and their families while promoting the growth of this mission! This should be a fun, action-packed day with so much to do! If you are interested please contact us at saddleup@rtriding.org or 360-400-1000. There is a limited amount of availability for additional horses so if you are interested in riding your own horse to support RTR please contact us!

 Sponsor a Veteran

As we enter into 2017, we are hoping to double our number of veterans served, as well as expand our Family Programs. Please donate to provide hope and healing to our service members dealing with PTSD, TBI and other visible and invisible wounds of war.  

We have created two new ways to Sponsor a Veteran. One is to donate through PayPal and the other is through GoFundMe.  Please see the links below and donate today! 


Set up a monthly donation using the following link 

Payment Options


 Use the following link to make a one-time donation 


Make a donation through GoFundMe using the following link

Take a moment to view our promotional video and get a glimpse of what Rainier Therapeutic Riding offers


 Rainier Therapeutic Riding provides therapeutic horsemanship services to veterans of all ages, active-duty service members and their families seeking to improve their physical, mental and emotional well-being. 

Partnering directly with medical teams at Joint Base Lewis McChord, the Veterans Administration and private referrals we help our heroes struggling to cope with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injuries, combat injuries, mental health challenges and other visible and invisible wounds of war. 

Our riders often come to us struggling with thoughts of suicide, have pulled away from family and friends and are struggling to cope with their changed reality. 

Our horses, and highly trained teams of staff and volunteers help these riders learn life-skills and healing through horsemanship. These simple, yet profound lessons help guide broken souls back to a passion for life, trust and the relationships that will sustain them throughout the future. 

Please explore our site, and consider donating to support our warriors continued healing. 

Rainier Therapeutic Riding receives no government funding for these programs and relies entirely on the support of our communities to fund these life-changing programs.

Rainier Therapeutic Riding is a 501c3 non-profit charity and receives no federal funding. We rely on donations from our community, corporate sponsors and grants to provide these life changing programs. 

Federal EIN 27-2556834