The Horses

Meet our horses, the most valuable members of the NWTRC team. In fact, without them the Center could not exist! They are truly the backbone of our riding program.

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Kurt

Kurt Kurt, a registered Norwegian Fjord Gelding is 13.3 hands. He was born in Bellingham, WA in March of 1991 and donated to Mike and Julia Bozzo in 1993. Kurt is exceptional at working with the most severely disabled riders due to his gentle nature and immense work ethic. Kurt is a leader of horse and human.

  • 2006 Region 9 Therapeutic Horse of the Year

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Kleng

KlengKleng, a 13.3 hand Norwegian Fjord gelding, born in Sooke, B.C. Canada on 10-11-91, was purchased by Mike and Julia Bozzo in 1994. Kleng possesses a friendly, calm personality, a strong steady walk, a tireless trot and a "rocking horse" canter. He is often used for beginning lead-line but also for independent riders because he is a friend to all. A gentleman and all-around horse, Kleng excels at jumping, dressage, trail riding and is trained to pull a cart.

  • 2009 Region 9 Therapeutic Horse of the Year
  • 2009 National Therapeutic Horse of the Year
  • 2013 Horse Stars Hall of Fame - Humanitarian Equine

Sponsor Kleng!

Vincent

VincentVincent is a 15.2 hand Trakener/QH cross foaled in 2003. He is owned by Julia Bozzo. He loves visiting with the riders and volunteers and never stops searching for treats. Vincent has great temperment and movement and excels as a therapeutic riding horse.

Sponsor Vincent!

Henry T. Fjord

Henry T. FjordHenry T. Fjord is a 14.3h, 11 year old Registered Norwegian Fjord Gelding. Henry is being loaned to the NWTRC by his wonderful owner, Deb Logan, who has had him since he was a yearling.

Henry has spent most of life trail riding and exploring with Deb. He loves to be the center of attention and has become best buddies with Zorro! Thank you, Deb, for use of this wonderful horse. (And for those who wonder, the the T. stands for "The".)

Sponsor Henry!

Georgia

GeorgiaGeorgia is a 16.1 hand Quarter Horse mare born in 2006. Georgia is half sister to Vincent and hails from Vanderhoof, BC. She joined the NWTRC herd in 2011 and gave her first therapeutic lessons in fall 2012.

Georgia has become an instant favorite with our riders, volunteers and staff because of her laid back, quiet and kind personality. In addition to treats, Georgia loves riding in the field in the summer and jumping. She has exceeded all of our expectations and we truly look forward to seeing the bright future she has ahead of her!

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Leonardo

LeoLeonardo is a 14.1 hand registered AQHA  gelding born in 2011. Leo joined the NWTRC herd in July 2016. His beautiful buckskin color and friendly personality have made him an instant favorite with everyone at the center. Leo is gentle, calm and very smart. 

Salvador

salvadorSalvador is a 14.2 hand registered Dales Pony  gelding born in 2007. Sal joined the NWTRC herd in July 2017. His friendly personality and beautiful long, black hair have made him an instant favorite with participants and volunteers at the riding center. We are looking forward to continuing his training and seeing him shine in the riding program soon!

Cloud Nine

Cloud NineCloud Nine, or "Cloudy", is a 13 hand Welsh Pony mare foaled in 1988. In addition to her delightful personality, she has done "it all"; pulled carts, pony club, shows and lessons.

Cloudy is on loan to the NWTRC from Sandra Hackney of West Linn, Oregon. We are so happy to have Cloudy with us at the NWTRC. She has become especially beloved by our smaller riders of whom she takes such good care.

Sponsor Cloud Nine!

Dutch Treat (In Loving Memory)

Dutch TreatDUTCH TREAT 1982 - May 8, 2013

The Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center sadly announces the passing of our beautiful "Dutch Treat" (DT), (a Dutch Warmblood), at the age of 31. For 16 years, DT set the highest standard with her exemplary work ethic and personality, a true shining star in our program.

We are establishing a memorial fund in her honor, the Stride For Distinction Fund, to continue the standards of excellence and follow in DT's hoofprints.

  • 2012 Region 9 Therapeutic Horse of the Year