NWTRC provides horsemanship and riding lessons to people of all ages and abilities. Each individual's goals are targeted in group and private lessons taught by PATH Intl. certified instructors.

COVID-19 Phases, Policies & Procedures

Thank you for your patience as we navigate a slow start to resuming classes.
We know everyone is looking forward to coming back. We are doing our best to serve those we can during each phase. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding. What a great day it will be to see everyone’s smiling faces back at the barn and back in the saddle!

Services will be offered using a phased entry approach. Phases and their descriptions will be detailed below. 

  • Sanitizing and social distancing procedures will be implemented for everyone’s safety.
  • Policies and procedures outlined in this plan are subject to change at any time, based on local, federal, industry and insurance mandates that are issued, or suggested.
  • All volunteers and riders wishing to resume sometime in 2020 must complete Returning Participant Assessment or the Returning Volunteer Assessment.
  • Everyone coming to NWTRC must complete the NEW Liability Release form that includes risks of COVID-19. Other paperwork will need to be updated as well, if over a year old, prior to resuming.
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2020 Session Schedule

~Spring Session: April 14-May 29, due to the COVID-19 pandemic this session will be held virtually! Contact us if you want to join.

~Summer Session: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday afternoons June 23- August 10

~Fall Session: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday afternoons September 15- October 30

To sign up for lessons, contact Julia: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Horsemanship Program

NWTRC offers three seven week sessions a year during the spring, summer and fall.

Each participant signs up for one group lesson a week for a seven week course. Groups consist of two to four participants.

During these sessions participants enjoy interacting with their horse, other participants, and specially trained staff members and volunteers, all while gaining multiple physical, emotional and social benefits, and learning horsemanship skills.

NWTRC also offers limited private lessons during the late fall and winter months.

Lesson Information:

  • Session fees are due the first week of each session.
  • Cancellation policy is strictly adhered to.
  • Riders must have submitted a completed registration packet.
  • Riders with Down Syndrome must have AtlantoDens Interval X-rays.
  • Everyone must sign a liability release to be on the premises.
  • Riders must have appropriate footwear, clothes and a well fitting approved riding helmet. (Helmet must be ASTM/SEI approved and in good condition. Lightweight helmets may be used according to the guidelines in the PATH Intl. Standards and Accreditation Manual.)

For more information on lessons contact the NWTRC.

NWTRC Policies and Procedures Manual

2020 Virtual Spring Session

Welcome to our first-ever virtual session!

Thank you for joining us on this adventure. For 7 weeks, starting on April 14th we will be posting weekly lesson materials to this site on Tuesdays. 
Each week we will focus on a different horsemanship learning area with the help of videos, worksheets, online learning modules and Zoom video meetings.
It is designed so you can do the activities whenever you want during the week, with the exception of the Zoom meetings which will be scheduled for a specific time.
We have designed the curriculum so that you, your siblings and your family can all participate and enjoy learning more about horses.
If you have limited access to technology or the internet, let us know and we will provide you with adapted materials.

We understand that this is an extremely difficult time financially for many. Everyone is invited to participate regardless of ability to pay.
If you are able to make a contribution to help support our amazing horses, you can do that here.

We are excited about this unique opportunity and are so glad that you will be joining us. If you have any questions, want to sign up or need help with the materials email Hilary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

You can access the virtual lessons here.

Lesson materials are not to be copied or used without permission from NWTRC.