Colorado Horsepower

therapeutic riding center

Welcome

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 serve a growing group of individuals who are facing life challenges or simply wish to improve their quality of life.’

Colorado HorsePower, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) Organization and PATH Certified.

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 build physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being through the healing power and strength of horses.

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

  1. Denim and Diamonds 13th Annual Gala

    September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm MDT

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

Winter Session 2021
January 12 – March 27

Spring Session 2021
March 28 – May 29

Fall Session 2021
September 5 – November 6

Mini Holiday Session 2021
November 7 – December 18

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