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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Our Biannual Newsletter - The Riverwood Rider
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2015 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.
Summer Session 2015
This year we're offering an 8 week summer program 6/15 - 8/7 and a summer intensive session 8/10 - 8/13. Our summer program is open to special needs AND typical riders ages 3½ and older. This is a great time for families or friends to ride together to experience the thrill of horses and horsemanship ... Read More
WHEN: Registration Began February 1
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 as a group of 10-12 riders fro ... Read More
WHEN: May 16, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 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 13, 2015
Cost: Free
Time: 9:00am-11:00pm
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
In the 20 years since our first 8 students mounted their ponies, Riverwood has improved the quality of life in our community by providing over 55,000 lessons and therapy hours to more than 1300 students. Our 10 volunteers have grown to 120, donating more than 5,500 hours each year, and the instruct ... 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
January, 2015
Development Director
We welcome our newest staff member and Development Director, Erin Smith. In addition to over 12 years of horse and riding experience, Erin is a new graduate from the University of Kansas where she obtained a degree in Psychology. With a passion for horses and serving those with special needs, Erin h ... Read More
December, 2014
What do you get when you combine ten excited elementary kids, a handful of committed teachers, a dedicated group of volunteers, seven patient horses and lots of silly chickens? The end result is a fantastic month of learning, relationship development, self confidence, empathy and hundreds of smiles. ... Read More
August, 2014
The mobile outreach trailer is here! After years of dreaming about reaching clients who cannot get to the farm, it is finally a reality. Thanks to the support of major sponsors Timothy Welborn and Modern Toyota of Boone as well as Hanes Brands, Macys, Goodwill Industries, Sharpe Images and SME, Riv ... 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   Macy's    SharperImage   
Goodwill   HanesBrands    Salem Kitchen