Frequently Asked Questions

Therapeutic riding lessons at New Hope are tailored to each rider's individual needs and abilities, and generally consist of grooming the horse, tacking up, arena riding, and trail riding.

Weekly lessons are one hour long. Lessons are taught Tuesday through Saturday, September through June.

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Frequently asked questions:

  • When does the next session begin? Sessions begin in September and end in June

  • What is the fee per lesson?  We charge $60 per lesson. (Our actual cost is over $100, we depend on donations and grants to cover the difference.)

  • Is it covered by insurance?  Therapeutic riding is not covered by insurance but there are programs to assist with funding, especially for those on the autism spectrum. We also have a financial assistance program, participants must complete registration before applying for reduced rates. 

  • What is the minimum age requirement? Riders must be at least 4 years of age. 

  • What is the minimum height/weight? Participant must be at least 2 ft tall, there is no minimum weight requirement. 

  • What is the maximum weight? Participants must weight 260 pounds or less.

  • Can parents/guardians volunteer for their child’s/ward’s lesson? Yes, but the lesson fee will not be reduced. Also, all volunteer paperwork and training must be completed in advance.


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