Welcome to HorseFriends!

HorseFriends is a therapeutic riding program and proud PATH Association member located in the Piedmont Triad Area of North Carolina.  Founded in 2005, we provide equine therapy overseen by our PATH certified instructors for children and adults faced with special challenges. Most importantly, we are committed to providing these services 100% FREE of charge. Our mission is sharing the blessings of Christ with our community by providing equine programs that develop confidence, as well as physical, and emotional strength for our participants and volunteers. We design a specific curriculum, using horse interactions and a support format to address difficulties and offer solutions to each participant’s life challenges.

Donor Provides Free Leased Farm to HorseFriends!

The dream of HorseFriends founders 16 years ago has always been to eventually have its own farm and that dream has come true! Due to the generosity of a donor, HorseFriends has been given a long-term free lease of Gentle Reins Farm. What we need now are funds to help do some needed renovations to get the farm ready for fall programming. Please consider making a donation to help support our new dream farm!

Summer Riding Camp – NEW WEEK ADDED!


Spots remain for our INCLUSION week July 12-16. Children age 6-12 will enjoy a week of horseback riding instruction, arts & crafts, and games. Click the link to register today!

NEW! August 9-13 we have added a week of Summer Riding Camp for 6-12-year-olds at our new location, 9104 Hwy 65 E, Stokesdale! Click the link for more information and to register today!

Become Part of Our Team Today

Because of your support, over the past year we have brought the waiting list down from an average of one year down to six weeks. As always, we cannot function without the commitment and hard work of our volunteers and sponsors. Please consider joining our Team today as we always need more volunteers, instructors, and donations to help us get and maintain more horses and hire more PATH Certified instructors while remaining 100% free for our participants. There are many ways to become involved. Donations go directly to the needs of the horses and the program and allow us to remain 100% free for participants. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation founded in 2005 and donations and most gifts are tax-deductible. Please join us as a participant, contact us with your questions , or sign-up to volunteer. Help us help more people through therapeutic horse riding.

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