Therapeutic Riding

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)

General Information

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.

More Information

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.

Cancellation Hotline
616-227-3639 ext. 7

Need financial assistance?

It’s important to us that our programs are accessible and can be afforded by all students who are interested in the benefits of therapeutic riding.

If you are interested in participating in a session with Renew, and need financial assistance, you may apply for a scholarship to lessen the cost of your session.

Participant Registration

Are you interested in participating at Renew? We would love to meet you! Here is how you can get involved as a rider:

  1. Email or call 616.22RENEW ext. 3 to schedule a barn tour and to answer any questions you may have.
  2. Complete the paperwork: Participant Application and Physician’s Statement are both due prior to the first lesson. Please note that the Release of Information form only needs to be filled out if your student will be attending with a group home or school group.

Thank you for your interest in Renew TRC. Please contact Shaina at with any questions.

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