ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program (TRP) improves the quality of life of those we serve. Our primary clients are individuals with disabilities who benefit physically, emotionally, and cognitively through animal-assisted activities, primarily through interaction with horses. ASPIRE TRP provides outreach, camps, events, and year-round programming for children and adults suffering from bullying, abuse (physical, social, sexual, or psychological), or physical or mental disabilities. ASPIRE TRP provides a variety of programming to benefit qualified individuals through year-round programs and outreach programs.
A variety of educational tools is employed, such as clinics, specific therapy classes, conferences, offsite visits, and retreats. The program maintains accreditation and is respected among its peers, providing innovation and leadership in the field of animal-assisted therapy. ASPIRE TRP has a fully certified and trained staff with an onsite office. TRP receives referrals from occupational and physical therapists, as well as counseling and medical professionals.
ASPIRE TRP also has a fully functional facility with center-owned horses and outdoor working arenas, stables and barns, equipment, and pastures. ASPIRE TRP’s recognized position in the community is built on relationships fostered by staff and Board members. ASPIRE TRP’s community support includes a large number of volunteers, sponsors, and donors. Successful annual fundraisers and activities contribute to program support, community awareness, and participation.
You can find us listed on the Iowa Child Health Connections website. ICHC is a site that provides diagnosis information for families and providers, as well as a searchable database of resources. Click the following link to learn more: www.iowachildhealthconnections.com