Colorado Horsepower

therapeutic riding center


Colorado HorsePower, Inc. is a therapeutic riding center which began in 1984 with a vision of supporting children in Castle Rock elementary schools. Since then Colorado HorsePower has grown to work with both children and adults with special needs.

Colorado HorsePower, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) Organization and PATH Certified. We are committed to serving students with special needs through the therapeutic power of horses and horsemanship.

HorsePower is up and running under new COVID/social distancing “safer at home” orders. 

Please contact us if you have a student that wishes to enroll.

Our Mission

To provide a place for our students where they gain a sense of freedom and independence, experience accomplishments, interact socially, and learn new skills in a pleasurable environment. This empowers the life of the student and supports the entire family.

Who We Help

Special Needs Community

The horse’s soothing rhythm, strength, warmth and three-dimensional movement patterns provides healthy exercise while improving circulation and muscle tone and control, balance, and strength of the rider. Riding also motivates the… Read more…

Autism and Horses

Autistic students often have difficulty comprehending normal directions. By engaging in equine therapy, the student follows directions through a fun activity that makes taking direction easier to grasp and remember. He will also give the horse direction, which provides him with more opportunities… Read more…

Home School Community

Therapeutic horseback riding is considered recreational therapy. Colorado HorsePower’s instructors are PATH certified (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). Our certified instructors teach how to actively control a horse while riding. Read more…

The Adoption Community

Individuals struggling with adoption, foster care, or have emotional or physical trauma history can begin healing through the unique relationship built between horse and rider. This new bond between horse and rider helps to overcome fears… Read more…

Veterans/First Responders

Activities designed to serve the unique needs of men and women who have dedicated themselves to serving others. Equine-assisted therapy involves the use of horses to serve veterans and first responders who are dealing with a variety of psychological Read more…

Upcoming Activities

Online Silent Auction

October 4-13

Colorado Gives

Join one of the largest one-day giving movements in the country. Each December Coloradans come together with a common goal to strengthen the community.

Class Schedule

Fall Session 2020
September 6 – Nov 1

Mini Holday Session 2020
November 8 – December 13

Volunteer Opportunities

Come Join the HorsePower Volunteer Family

“The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” – DeAnn Hollis

HorsePower Accepts applications for volunteers age 14 and above.

Our 2020 Sponsors and Supporters


Sponsors: Castle Rock Civitan, Cliff & Theresa Echols, Dee Perry, Ed Robinson, G.E. Johnson Construction, Henry and Connie Mast, Hillary and Chuck Opperman, Lynette RoffIREA, Medved Auto Plex, Mike Brooks, Richard Hartman, Sharon Mushkin, Thrumcap, Valor Roof & Solar, Wes Watkins