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Download our brochure here:   BRCTH Brochure

Our mailing address is BRCTH, P.O. Box 438, Boyce, VA  22620

Welcome to our BRCTH Home page!

This winter, we will be registering students for our 10-week Spring Session which starts March 27, 2023. Read more about our therapeutic services on ourĀ Programs page. Contact us for more information or for a registration packet.

We are always in need of volunteers, particularly to help with lessons and with caring for our horses. Prior to each spring and fall session and our week of day camp, we provide training for horse leaders and side walkers. For more information, check out our Volunteers page.

Our April Vera Bradley & Thirty-One Bingo Fundraiser was a resounding success! Future Bingo events are tentative at this time as we are reviewing the newly created application process that is now required by the state of Virginia. Our Bingo events are held at John H. Enders Fire Company’s Social Hall. Read more about it on our Events page.

Meanwhile, we have been meeting the challenge of raising needed funds by holding online fundraisers and providing other opportunities for people to support our therapy horses such as being able to donate directly to our feed store accounts. Check out our Donations page to learn more about this and other opportunities.

Therapeutic riding makes a difference and changes lives! 

For people with disabilities and those who are at risk, the horse and its environment can provide unique healing and learning experiences.  Under the watchful eye of a certified instructor, trained volunteers, educators and health care professionals, a student’s interaction with a horse can be therapeutic as well as a fun and freeing experience. 

Therapeutic riding is fun.  It also produces results.  Some of the benefits one can expect:     

Physical…

Improved coordination and muscle tone

Increased range of motion

Cognitive…

 Improved attention and concentration 

Improved sequencing and planning

Improved flexibility in thinking

Improved judgement

Psycho-Social…

Increased self confidence and self-cont

Increased understanding of consequences

Improved social interaction

Increased empathy and empowerment

 For more information, contact us!

5 responses to “Home

  1. A mutual friend, Kim told me you are looking to lease horses for your program. It is a wonderful program and may have a horse or 2 that might work. Please explain your lease program as I have never done this before. Thanks.

  2. Dione Aanderud

    Hello,
    I am a teacher so my summers have a few extra hours. I previously had volunteered at Rainbow but now I live in Front Royal.
    Are you looking for any summer volunteers?
    Do you have a Training session?
    Let me know. Maybe I can help.

    • Dear Dione, I am soooo sorry, but I just saw your comment. Yes, we do need summer volunteers for our morning day camp which runs June 27 – 30. We have a training session this Monday, the 20th at 9:00 am. We will have 6 campers, age 9 to 11, who will ride, learn horsemanship/handling and work on art projects. At noon, they eat lunch and then go home. Please let me know if you are interested in helping with camp. Margie Youngs

  3. I am hoping to find a place where I can volunteer my time working with horses again. I have over 25 years working with warm blooded breeds mostly quarter horses and mixed thoroughbred horses. If you are interested in contacting me then I look forward to speaking to someone. I live in Berryville so I am really close to your farm.

    • Dear Brian, thank you for your interest in volunteering for BRCTH. Can you please email me at brcthinc@hotmail.com? We can set up a time for you to come out to the farm for a brief tour. Our fall session starts Sept 6th and we will have Volunteer orientation and training in August. But we need help with barn chores, etc. over the summer as well.
      Margie Youngs, Exec Director

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