Become A Student Rider


Thank you for your interest in Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities (TROT). We look forward to working with you. Our mission is to promote the physical, psychological and social well-being of people with special needs by providing animal-assisted therapies and activities. TROT is a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted activities to individuals with special needs.

Applying to become a TROT participant is a three-step process.

1. Application.
2. Submission.
3. Assessment.

First, complete the enclosed application. (You complete the Participant Application and Participant Release; your physician completes the Medical History and Physician Release). Second, return the completed forms to TROT. Third, schedule an assessment by calling or emailing me. If at any step in this process you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact TROT. Assessments take about 45 minutes, including both an office portion and a brief mounted exercise. 


We will work together to decide which program is appropriate for each rider. Following a successful assessment and the determination that services can safely be provided, either you or your rider will be eligible to participate in TROT’s upcoming sessions. In order for everyone to get the most out of the experience with TROT, we strive to provide the safest possible conditions. Please review the attached TROT policies and contact me with any questions. We look forward to having your rider grow and learn with us!

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