Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding empowers children and adults with disabilities to enjoy more active and fulfilling lives through therapeutic horsemanship.

"The Ride" tells the emotional and inspiring story of a little girl's love of riding and how it
has helped her learn to take her first steps.
Watch the film.

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Upcoming Events

CATR’s 3rd Annual Pony Up Movie Night is coming up on Saturday, October 26th. Details and ticket information coming soon!

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CATR has been challenged with a $50,000 matching donation from The Speedwell Foundation during the month of June! Double your gift today!

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We simply could not fulfill our mission without the support of dedicated CATR Volunteers! Find out about how to volunteer at CATR.

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CATR provides therapeutic riding and other Equine Assisted Activities to over 140 children and adults with disabilities and 30 wounded military veterans each year. By moving the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, therapeutic riding helps individuals with a wide range of disabilities gain strength, balance and confidence. Riding and interacting with horses is also fun, motivating and empowering, which promotes social, communicative and cognitive progress. CATR is recognized as a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Premier Accredited Center.

CATR offers this beneficial therapeutic opportunity at Brickhouse Equestrian Center, a beautiful 43-acre facility in Johns Island, SC.