Program & Riders

CARD Classes:

  • Operate year-round at CARD’s facility in G. Ross Lord Park
  • Run 6 days a week
  • Are organized into Fall, Winter & Spring sessions which are 9-11 weeks long
  • Also run in the Summer, in one week blocks throughout July and August
  • Are 45-60 mins long, depending on class type
  • Are conducted by certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors
  • Are limited to 4 riders per group to maximize individual attention while still providing a social group experience
All clients are assessed by CARD staff prior to program placement. The cost of assessment is $100. Once the client is assessed, they are placed into the appropriate class type. Click here for New rider package

Did you know?

  • All riders are assessed by the CARD staff prior to entering the program to ensure appropriate program fit
  • There is no age restriction for CARD riders – riders can be as young as 4 years of age
  • There is a weight restriction of 160 lbs for riders with no physical impairments. Riders with balance or motor control challenges will be assessed on a case-by-case basis for participation in mounted programs.
  • The cost to maintain one therapy horse for a year (including maintenance, veterinary and farrier expenses, equipment, food) is approximately $9000
  • The cost for one rider to participate in a term is more than $1500
  • Each rider pays $570 – $870 per session – CARD fund-raises to subsidize the remaining funds