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Therapeutic Riding Lessons

Hoof and Paw Therapeutic Riding and Activity Center offers riding lessons and related equine activities to individuals with disabilities, disadvantages or special needs.

At Hoof and Paw, each rider is evaluated with input from the student, parents or guardian, goals and objectives are established. Individualized lesson plans will be designed to reach the students goals. Goals are constantly updated to ensure the lessons continue tog press as the rider’s skills improve.

Riding lessons typically begin with the rider grooming the horse. This is an important part of the lesson because it provides the chance for bonding and trust to develop between the horse and the rider.

The mounted lessons usually starts with exercises to help loose and warm up the rider’s muscles. After warm-ups, the horsemanship skills are practiced by incorporating lessons with games and course work. To close the lesson the student will again groom the horse and assist in returning the riding equipment to the tack room.

Lessons are offered by appointment on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. You may call 336-596-8417 for an appointment.

Rider’s Medical History and Physician’s Statement Form

Special Olympics

Hoof and Paw TRAC is the training site for the Special Olympics Northern Piedmont Area equestrian program. Youth and adults with an intellectual disability are eligible to participate in Special Olympics.

Athletes selected are eligible to participate in the Special Olympics North Carolina Equestrian Championship held in October in Raleigh, NC.

Piedmont Equine Club

Day DateTime 
TuesdayApril 23, 20195:30-8:30 
MondayApril 29, 20195:30-8:30 
TuesdayMay 7, 20195:30-8:30 
MondayMay 13, 20195:30-8:30 
TuesdayMay 21. 20195:30-8:30 
MondayMay 27, 20195:30-8:30 
TuesdayJune 4, 20195:30-8:30 
MondayJune 10, 20195:30-8:30 
TuesdayJune 18, 20195:30-8:30 
 June 19 – 30, 2019NO PRACTICE 
 July 1 -July 21, 2019NO PRACTICE 
MondayJuly 22,20196:00-9:00 
TuesdayJuly 30, 20196:00-9:00 
MondayAugust 5, 20196:00-9:00 
TuesdayAugust 13, 20196:00-9:00 
 August 14-31, 2019NO PRACTICE 
MondaySeptember 2, 20196:00-9:00Only Athletes going to State
TuesdaySeptember 10, 20196:00-9:00Only Athletes going to State
MondaySeptember 16, 20196:00-9:00Only Athletes going to State
TuesdaySeptember 24,20196:00-9:00Only Athletes going to State
 Sept. 27 – Sept.29, 2019 State Competition – Raleigh
MondayOctober 7, 20195:30-8:30 
TuesdayOctober 15, 20195:30-8:30 
MondayOctober 21, 20195:30-8:30 
TuesdayOctober 29, 20195:30-8:30 
MondayNovember 4, 20195:30-8:30 
TuesdayNovember 12, 20195:30-8:30 
MondayNovember 18, 20195:30-8:30 
 November 19-30, 2019NO PRACTICE 
 December 1-31, 2019NO PRACTICE 
 January 1-31, 2020NO PRACTICE 
 February 1-28, 2020NO PRACTICE 
 March 1-31, 2020NO PRACTICE