Our mission is to enrich the lives of participants by enhancing balance, strength, and personal growth, while encouraging fun in learning new skills, through equine-assisted therapies and activities.  Our main focus is working with individuals who are physically, cognitively, emotionally or socially challenged, with the goal of strengthening body, mind, and spirit through interacting with horses.


About Us

Rise Up Therapeutic Horsemanship is a proud member center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Int. (PATH, Int.), and our Instructors are PATH certified.  We are a 501(c)3 non profit Therapeutic Riding (TR) program in which individuals interact with horses both on the ground and in the saddle.

Working with horses provides a multitude of physical benefits including increased muscle tone, core strength, motor control, balance and flexibility. It also provides opportunities for problem solving and encourages communication skills through interactions with other riders, volunteers, instructors and the horse. Furthermore, therapeutic riding builds the self-esteem and confidence of the participants as they master  horsemanship skills and gain knowledge of how to work with equines. Interacting with horses also encourages trust-building, relational bonding, and emotional regulation.


Meet Our Team!


Our Horses

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Whazzup ("Wazzy")

Our Instructors

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Board of Directors


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-Office Support



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-Parent Advocates


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Volunteer Training
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Rider &



Session sign up forms can be found on our Home Page!



Rise Up Therapeutic Horsemanship's goal is to enrich, encourage, and empower our riders to "rise up" and reach their goals of strengthening body, mind, and spirit through interacting with horses.

Please partner with us by making a donation to help support our horses and our programs. We are a 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are tax deductible. 100% of donations go directly to pay for program needs: horse board, vet care, farrier care, mandatory insurance premiums, and equipment for horses and riders. Instructors volunteer their time to teach and run the program.

You may make your donation by using the PayPal button below.


Contact Us! 



Mailing address:

Rise Up Therapeutic Horsemanship 

P.O. Box 95 

Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone: (585) 766-0343

E-Mail: riseuphorsemanship@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/riseuphorsemanship/

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