Download our brochure here: June 2019 BRCTH Brochure
BRCTH offers 10-week spring and 8-week fall sessions, plus two weeks of adaptive, recreational day camp. We now have access to an indoor arena, so lessons can occur even if the weather precludes riding outside. Classroom space is available where we can provide “theory lessons” and small group activities for our students.
Our 10-week SPRING SESSION will begin on March 22th and continue through May. Lessons will be offered on weekday afternoons and on Saturdays. Tuition for the 10-week session is $650. The $250 deposit must be received before we can hold a place on the schedule for the student. The balance of the tuition is due 30 days prior to the start of the session. We offer an Early Bird Discount Program: if the deposit is paid by January 15th, the tuition is then discounted by $70! For families requiring financial assistance, we offer installment plans and can help locate funding sources or offer partial scholarships. Download the Spring Session flyer here: https://blueridgecenter.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/brcth-spring-2021-flyer.docx
Therapeutic Riding uses riding instruction to address individual student’s strengths and deficit areas. Those students are taught individually or appropriately paired in semi-private lessons. Lessons include, when appropriate, grooming and basic horse care in addition to riding skills. Lesson plans are individualized for each student; instruction is sequential and often presented in game format. Attempts are made to integrate Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and other educational/health goals and objectives into our goal setting and lesson planning. Our certified instructors consult and collaborate with education and health care professionals whenever possible. We also utilize the 3-level TRAV Rider Achievement Certificate Program which documents student progress towards mastery of lesson-related tasks and serves as tool for monitoring and communicating student progress.
The center also offers Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) which is focused more on psycho-social learning and stresses observation of horse behavior, utilizing ground exercises to build trust and self-esteem. We have a contractual relationship with Department of Social Services for several counties through which
Our FUN WITH HORSES DAY CAMPS, when offered, are scheduled for the last week of June and the week following July 4th. During these half-day, adaptive, recreational camps, we serve children, age 7 to 12 with special needs, with a staff to camper ratio of greater than 2:1. The format includes therapeutic riding instruction, basic horse care and knowledge, mounted and unmounted games with horses and a full hour of art each day. Staff includes PATH-certified instructors, a certified art teacher, and more than a dozen trained, caring volunteers.
BRCTH students will have the opportunity to participate in horse shows, in particular, the Annual TRAV Horse Show at the VA Horse Center in Lexington, VA which was held this past year on October 17 and 18. Six BRCTH students participated in the show, winning many ribbons in Equitation, Dressage and Games classes! Everyone, including parents and siblings, had a wonderful time watching and cheering on the other 40+ riders from all over the state and NC.
In 2020 and beyond, BRCTH will be looking into expanding our services to include school and group home programs, community service and vocational opportunities for adults with developmental delay, services for wounded veterans, and programming for seniors in our community while continuing to increase the numbers of students who are individually referred for services. Please contact us, or pass along our contact information, if you know of an aforementioned entity that could benefit from our services. Or, download our brochure!