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: Begins the week of January 10 through the week of February 14
(No lessons the week of February 21st for Winter Break)

Session 2: Begins the week of February 28 through the week of April 11
(No lessons the week of April 4th for Spring Break)

Session 3: Begins the week of April 18th through the week of May 30th for Tuesday/Wednesday riders OR June 6 for Monday/Thursday riders
(No lessons April 21st for Denim & Diamonds, no lessons the week of May 9th for Tulip Time, no lessons on May 30 for Memorial Day)

Session 4: Begins the week of June 20 through the week of July 25
(No lessons on July 4th – if you ride on Mondays, your last day will be August 1)

Summer Specialty Programs: Runs for the month of August

Session 5: Begins the week of September 6 through the week of October 10
(Monday riders will end on October 17 due to no lessons on Labor Day)

Session 6: Begins the week of October 24 through the week of December 5
(No lessons the week of November 21 for Thanksgiving)

General Information

Lessons occur Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 am and 8:00 pm. New this year, we will be offering Saturday lessons between 9:00 am and noon. Each session runs for six weeks, with one 45 minute lesson each week (2-4 riders per lesson).


Lessons are $40 a piece. The total cost for the entire Winter/Spring semester (Sessions 1, 2, & 3) is $720. Payment is due upon the beginning of each session or can be paid in three separate payments. If you are interested in a scholarship for riding, please fill out the Scholarship Application below.

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
616-277-3639 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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