Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International founded by Virginia G. Mazza and Virginia H. Martin. Our center is devoted to individuals with disabilities residing in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas in northern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.
Winslow offers therapeutic riding lessons and an adult day program that are dedicated to participants who face many different challenges. We also offer traditional riding lessons, youth leadership program and additional youth programs that teach responsibility and teamwork through a variety of activities, and a teen volunteer program that works on small fundraising events in addition to many other projects around our facility.
Located on 100 acres of scenic land, Winslow’s facility is a haven for animals and humans alike. Starting with our herd, Winslow is also home to various farm animals and Sarah the cat. Our property has grown over the years, now featuring our Pathway of Hopes, a vegetable greenhouse, Monarch butterfly garden and official WayStation, and an ecosystem learning site. This growth has not been possible without the help and support of Winslow staff, volunteers, and our local community and businesses.
Our well-trained and caring staff and volunteers have made it possible for us to offer a unique and life-changing experience to children and adults in our community since 1974. We believe that every person, no matter what the challenge, can benefit from riding. Individuals who possess a desire to learn about horses and riding in a manner that is natural, relaxed, centered, and in harmony with the horse and rider, are excellent candidates at Winslow. Our programs are designed to meet the needs of those who wish to learn about equine-assisted activities and therapies in a safe environment.
Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center is an agency of the CLC Foundation. As an advocate on behalf of people who are disabled, the Foundation sponsors programs to enhance the quality and enjoyment of life of its clients. The CLC Foundation is dedicated to providing financial services and other forms of assistance to persons with persistent disabilities. Other agencies of CLC include: CLC Supplemental Pooled Trust, ADICares, and Hidden Treasures.