Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center
Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center 


All our horses are trained in therapeutic riding.



Midnight is our only girl.She enjoys being groomed. Her specialty is showing off her tricks during ground lessons. 



Marley is a rare Icelandic horse. Although he is small he is very strong! He also has a funny personality and a hairdo to match.



Lancelot is a miniature horse. He is great introducing horses and riding to youngsters who may be frightened of larger horses. He might be small but he believes he is mighty!




Such a handsome fellow!  Spirit is a rescue horse.  He loves people and attention.





Hobbs a favorite at ATRC. He is a sweet boy with good manners who takes care of his riders.




Goose is a Quarab (half Quarter Horse and half Arabian). He Is handsome and well mannered. He is best friends with Chester.



Butterscotch is a retired camp horse. He is super sweet (like his name) and easy going. He loves horse cookies!



Chester takes a terrific photo. He carries his head high and is always alert. He is super sweet and well mannered. His best friend is Goose.







Wildfire is the newest addition to ATRC. He loves to be groomed. He is a follower and doesn't ever like to go first.


Our Facility

Our facility is located on 15 acres of beautiful land in the South Toe Valley.  We have a large indoor arena with classroom, office, therapy room, bathrooms and indoor horse stalls.  There is an outdoor riding ring and run-in shelters in all the pastures.  The hay barn overlooks the beautiful valley.



Mailing address:

176 Chimney Ridge
Burnsville, NC 28714


Physical address:

299 Riding Center Road


Barn phone:

828-675-5630 (land line)





ATRC - Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center