Therapeutic Riding Institute

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Therapeutic Riding Institute
Today’s Date: * Thursday, December 9, 2021
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 31-0840947
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 1973
Address * 3960 Middle Run Rd.
Spring Valley, OH 45370
United States
County * Greene
Your Name * Jennifer Dean
Your Title * Director of Development
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (937) 862-0089
Executive Director’s Name * Jenny Warner, Interim Executive Director
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization? Since 1973, TRI programming has benefited thousands of individuals with special needs, their families and the volunteers who have walked alongside these students. Our mission of enhancing students’ lives by providing accredited therapeutic equine experiences in a safe, fun, and compassionate environment is carried out with the help of 150 trained volunteers, nine horses, nine staff (including five PATH certified instructors), and a board of directors.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
Diagnoses are diverse and range from stress and anxiety to spina bifida and cerebral palsy. People with special physical, cognitive, social, and psychological needs, youth-at-risk, seniors and veterans are all part of the TRI family. Our students may be in a wheelchair, they may not be able to speak or hear, or their disability may be invisible to the eye. Regardless of what the diagnoses, all TRI students are a part of this program because they are seeking a challenging experience that encourages them to reach new heights. In TRI’s therapeutic riding program, students participate in a class once a week for a 10-week session. Goals are set after initial evaluation and tracked and monitored throughout and compiled for a final evaluation at the conclusion of the session. Most of our students demonstrate a 90% improvement toward their goals. These goals may include increased core strength, balance, or even verbalizing commands or asking politely for help. All goals are specific to the student and lesson plans are built to help that student make progress toward these goals.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
Volunteer coordinator Sam Ingersoll
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (937) 317-4439