Dear Friends of Rainier Therapeutic Riding:
We have received correspondence from our Founders that they have decided to transition out of their roles with RTR. We thank them for their vision, commitment and dedication to our Veterans and wish them well in their future endeavors.
We want to reassure you at this time that the Board of Directors, which consists entirely of volunteers, remains actively committed to the mission of RTR. We continue to value our riders, volunteers and staff that epitomize the core values of “grace, hope, faith, love, justice, joy, service and peace” as established by our founders.
As our program continues to successfully grow, we your Board, welcome your ideas, suggestions and input on how to take this organization to the next level.
Thank you to all who have helped make Rainier Therapeutic Riding into a Premier Accredited Center and industry leader. We appreciate your patience during this time of transition.
Scott Hollis, President
Dean Absher, Vice President
Michelle Wickett, Treasurer
Joanne Lacy, Secretary
Jeremiah 30:17 -
Over 30% of soldiers returning home from overseas are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress or Traumatic Brain Injuries. The shocking reality is that service members are twice as likely to commit suicide as the general public.
Horses have a unique ability to help these heroes heal - please visit our horsemanship program for more information.
This program helps riders
Increase core body strength
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
Therapeutic Horsemanship for America's Heroes
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
Currently we serve over 100 warriors and their families each week with our herd of 14 specially trained equine therapists, 5 instructors certified through PATH Int. and over 75 active volunteers.
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 uses horses to facilitate physical and emotional healing for our military heroes and their families while promoting the growth of our program throughout the world.
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