There are many benefits to therapeutic riding; while teaching riding and horsemanship skills, life goals are achieved by the students. It is more than just a pony ride — our students learn leadership skills, decision-making, and experience improved communication & teamwork while sharpening their cognitive skills. At Renew, our certified professional staff considers the student’s life goals, and seeks to incorporate these goals into the riding lesson. Each lesson is specifically catered to various learning styles including the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. While learning to ride, the riders are challenged physically and experience improvements in balance, muscle coordination, endurance, and strength. Riding a horse is a holistic way to learn and to be challenged on many different levels. We celebrate our rider’s accomplishments each week as they develop and grow not just as riders, but as people.
Session 1: January 9-February 18
Session 2: February 27-April 15 (no lessons for spring break the week of April 3-8)
Session 3: April 17-June 8 (no lessons April 27 for Denim & Diamonds, May 8-13 for Tulip Time, May 29 for Memorial Day, and June 6, 7, & 10)
June Unique Programs: Run June 12-30
Session 4: 4 week session from July 10-August 5 (no lessons on Saturday, July 29; make up date will be held on Saturday, August 12)
August Unique Programs: Run August 7-26
Session 5: September 11-October 21
Session 6: October 30-December 16 (no lessons November 20-25 for Thanksgiving)
Lessons occur Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 am and 8:00 pm, and Saturday lessons between 9:00 am and noon. Each session runs for six weeks, with one 45 minute lesson each week (2-6 riders per lesson).
A six week session of therapeutic riding lessons is $240. Payment is due during the first week of the session, unless requested otherwise. If you are interested in a scholarship for riding, please fill out the Scholarship Application below at least two weeks before the start of your session.
For additional information on lesson policies, the benefits of therapeutic riding, or Renew TRC programs in general, please read our Student Handbook below.
Need to make a last minute cancellation or you’re running late to your lesson? Please call our cancellation hotline listed below. We ask that you provide at least 24 hour notice for cancellations whenever possible so that we can inform your instructor and volunteers.
Please note, we follow Holland Public School closures and weather delays.
616-277-3639 ext. 7