New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding

Mailing Address: PO Box 32505, Santa Fe, NM 87594
County of Location: Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 471-2000
NTEE Code: D- Animal Related, F- Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Mission Statement:

The mission of The New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding (NMCTR) is to enrich and expand the lives of children, youth, and adults with special needs through equine-assisted activities and therapies.

Primary Programs:

Riding Sessions

We offer one hour individual riding lessons, as well as group lessons. The riding lessons are held in a consecutive eight week session. Riders will attend a lesson on the same day and same time for the entire session. Lessons consist of learning horse knowledge, horsemanship skills, and riding skills. Our students tack and un-tack the horse, learn to mount and dismount the horse, and are taught English or western riding styles.

Community Partnerships

New Mexico School for the Deaf and NMCTR work together in providing riding lessons for children and teens that are hard of hearing. Riding lessons are conducted via sign language and visual cues to enhance their learning ability.

Santa Fe Youth Shelters and NMCTR provide opportunities for children and teens to develop self-worth and responsibilities. Bonding and opportunities to have fun are offered for the children. Internships are offered for the teens.

Santa Fe Transitional Education Program and NMCTR strive to keep teens in school. Horse knowledge is provided in an educational setting followed by horse riding opportunities.

Summer Camp

Our summer camp is offered to children and teens. Camp is a week long camp. Horse knowledge, games, art and crafts, and riding lessons are offered everyday. Camp is constructed by our students riding level and needs.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Santa Fe
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $25,000 - $99,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Ashley Armijo

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Types of Services Offered: Direct Services


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