Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center provides quality, professional equine assisted activities for both children and adults with special needs. Equine assisted activities help to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination and motor development as well as emotional well being.

Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center is located among 53 acres in Tobaccoville, NC and serves Forsyth, Yadkin, Stokes, Surry and Davie Counties.
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2016 Program Calendar
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Share the Ride Pendant
Give the gift that gives back. Riverwood proudly offers this custom-made Share the Ride pendant. Sterling silver and crafted locally by Deva Fine Jewelry, the necklace comes in a special gift bag and proceeds will benefit Riverwood. Please click here to order or purchase yours at the Riverwood office.
Riverwood Spring Fling Horseshow
Riverwood’s Spring Fling Horse Show is a glorious event in which riders with special needs can share their gift for horseback riding and demonstrate progress toward goals by participating in judged classes. Horse show participants will include Riverwood riders, as well a group from Bright Star Stabl ... Read More
WHEN: May 14, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
TRAV Show Benefit - Document Shredding
A group of riders from Riverwood are hosting a document shredding event in an effort to raise money to travel to Lexington, Virginia where they participate in the TRAV (Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia) show! This horse show offers our independent riders the opportunity to compete with oth ... Read More
WHEN: May 14, June 4
Cost: $5.00 per bag/box; cash only
Time: May 14 (2-6pm), June 4 (9am-1pm)
Volunteer Appreciation Banquet
On Saturday, June 4th from 6 to 8pm the Riverwood staff, students and their families are hosting an event at the farm to express our sincere appreciation for the volunteers who add so much value to our program. Riverwood students will make and serve homemade deserts to volunteers after everyone enjo ... Read More
WHEN: June 4, 2016
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Volunteer Orientation (Part I)
Volunteer Orientation includes learning about the Riverwood mission, a tour of the farm, roles of Leaders, Advanced Leaders and Sidewalkers, as well as barn rules and safety procedures. See the Volunteer Page for details ... Read More
WHEN: June 11, 2016
Cost: Free
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Summer Session 2016
Registration is now open for the 2016 Summer Riding Program. This opportunity is available for typically developing and exceptional students ages 3 through adult. This year we are offering opportunities for senior adults as well as 2 different opportunities for youth seeking immersion at the farm ... Read More
WHEN: Registration Began February 1
May 2016
Contribute now through August 15, 2016
We are thrilled to share the news that Riverwood has received a $25,000 challenge grant! The funds raised will make it possible to enrich and expand programs, make capital improvements at Riverwood, and build our horse care fund for the life-long care of our elderly equine therapy partners. Now thro ... Read More
March 2015
RTRC - Living, Learning, and Healing with Horses
"Karly becomes very emotional when remembering her friend, Tony. He had many jobs, but he loved his work at Riverwood more than any other. Tony offered physical and emotional support to anyone who needed it, especially to Karly. There love is still palpable, even though Tony left this physical world ... Read More
January 2015
"Fun, love, acceptance, learning and strength; this is the essence of Riverwood. Our small nonprofit utilizes the healing power of horses and equine assisted activities for children and adults with special needs in our community. In the fall of 2014 we had the opportunity to work with students in th ... Read More
Riverwood Thanks Our Major Sponsors
A Special Thank You to Our Premier and Grand Champion Sponsors!

Premier Sponsors:
Modern Automotive    Welborn  

Champion Sponsors:
Greystone Veterinary Service   Kelly Office Supply    Salem Kitchen    Salem Neuro   SharperImage