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Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program is a Premier Accredited Program with  Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship. We are a Maryland Horse Discovery Center as well as a Maryland Farm Based Education Center. Our lead instructor/executive director won the Region 2 PATH Credentialed Professional of the Year Award. To mention only a few of  our acknowledgements.

Freedom Hills TRP was the second program in the United States to offer Equine Facilitated Learning to Veterans. We started back in 1982.

Services include:

  • We offer individualized programs for people who happen to have mental,
    physical and or emotional difficulties.
  • For groups of two or more we offer the Equus Effect. It is a five week
    program where we meet for three hours once a week.
  • We work on mental agility, body awareness and Natural Horsemanship. Our
    mental health professional can meet with Veterans on an individual basis.
    Veterans can sign up for riding lessons where they learn the basics to
    horseback riding followed by the enjoyment of trail rides. We prefer the
    Veterans go through the Equus Effect program first but it is not necessary.
    Our Military Drill Team has performed at the Fair Hill International, The MD
    Million and the MD State Fair.

Should you like to compete, our Veterans compete at the MD State Fair as well as other competitions on the East Coast.

We love volunteers and have found that our Military Veterans are some of our best volunteers.

Most of our sessions are covered by scholarships and grants. We do take many types of insurance when working with our mental health professional.If you qualify for Wounded Warriors we also have grant money for care givers as well as your children.

We love working with Vet Centers as well as Veteran Hospitals Despite the cold, we offer sessions year round.

Renee S. Dixon
Executive Director
Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program
33 Rolling Hills Ranch Lane
Port Deposit, MD 21904

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