We are now accepting students and volunteers for our upcoming 2015 season. Check out the Students and Volunteers pages for more information and forms.
Please visit the News & Events page to read the
2014 Year End Newsletter
Welcome to Breaking Free!
Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit 501C3 equine center located in southeastern Ohio. We have been in operation since 2008 and gained our Premier Accredited Center Member certification from PATH International in 2013. We offer several programs in a safe supportive environment. As
a nonprofit organization, Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding Center exist
through the efforts of volunteers, donations, fundraisers and sponsors.
Riding can help:
Improve the individual's physical, psychological and cognitive abilities. The horse is a means of exercise, as well as a warm and friendly companion.
Who we serve:
In 2014 alone Breaking Free
instructors taught over 600 riding lessons with up to 36 riders each week with the help of over 50 volunteers and 8 equine partners. Each year we have grown and been able to add more programs to extend equine partnerships to individuals in our area.
Free earned a Premier Accredited Center Member certification in October 2013 through Professional Association of Therapeutic
Horsemanship Intl. We have been a PATH Center Member and followed their safety and program guidelines since 2009 when we began.
is an international governing body that sets standards for
equine therapy and equine facilitated learning for centers who provide
services for the disabled. PATH Int. has been a leader in equine therapy since 1969. You can visit their website at http://www.pathintl.org
instructors are PATH Registered Instructors who must complete training
and testing to become registered. They also complete continuing
education hours annually. PATH's training standards insure our
instructors are highly trained and follow strict guidelines for the
safety of our participants, volunteers and equine.