The NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center (NWTRC) is a non-profit Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) center, located in Whatcom County, Washington.  

The Center follows stringent PATH Intl. guidelines regarding its personnel, facilities, animals and paperwork. There is strict adherence to the highest national standards of excellence; helping to insure safety of participants, design and maintenance of the facility, and standards of horse care.

The NWTRC currently has the capacity to serve over 60 riders per week. Participants range in age from 4-74 and include individuals with physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and sesnory disabilities. 


  • The NWTRC Mission

    "Giving a Leg Up to people of all abilities"

  • 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.

    Click here for information on sponsoring a horse.

  • Personnel

    NWTRC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and managed by a small professional staff. The staff is augmented by over 100 volunteers annually who further support our daily operations.

  • Board of Directors

    Meet our Board of Directors who oversee the operation, fundraising, management, and direction of the NWTRC.