Horses of Hope Oregon (formerly the Adaptive Riding Institute) was established in 1988. Our history makes us the longest continuously operating equine assisted therapy program in the State of Oregon.
We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing health services that enhance capabilities and foster independence in people with challenges. Therapeutic riding lessons are offered year-round, and coordinated with the Marion County school calendar.
Each week we serve approximately 80 clients, with over 100 different diagnoses. Our riders are from the mid-Willamette Valley and ten surrounding counties. Horses of Hope is supported thanks to the thousands of hours provided by our remarkable and committed volunteers, who represent an essential part of our success. We offer monthly orientations for those interested in becoming volunteers, and currently have over 100 volunteers generously dedicating their time and expertise.