Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center, Inc. (TRRC)

3750 Shady Lane, Glenwood, MD 21738

410-489-5100 –


New Therapy Resource Opens at TRRC

We are pleased to announce that Unbridled Rehabilitation Services is offering on-site adjunct services at the Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center. Check them out on Facebook and visit the office while at TRRC. For more information, contact Katie Roe at 443-866-3805.                     Welcome Unbridled Rehab!


    Located at 3750 Shady Lane in Glenwood, Maryland, the Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center (TRRC) was founded in 1983 by Dr. Helen Tuel and her husband  John. TRRC is registered in Maryland as a 501(3)(c) public charity, dedicated to providing therapeutic services to its special clients, young and old, in an all-inclusive environment. The Center has earned premier accreditation from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International),  and is designated as a “Premier Accredited Center.” TRRC  is certified “Best in America by the Independent Charities of America (ICA).

    TRRC’s mission is to provide both physical and occupational therapy on horseback, treating a range of physical, mental and emotional disabilities, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, post-traumatic brain injury, autism, ADHD, and cognitive disorders. It also provides recreational riding opportunity for clients with and without disabilities.

Welcome to TRRC . . .

 Applications may be made in three categories:  Volunteer, Recreational Riding, or Therapy Rider. 
NOTE: All pages MUST be downloaded, printed, and signed where indicated. This includes the Behavioral Contract portion of each package.
Click on the links below to download application forms.

Volunteer Application Packet 2015.pdf
Volunteer Yearly Update 2015.pdf
Recreational Rider Packet 2015.pdf
Therapy New Rider Packet 2015.pdf
Therapy Yearly Update 2015.pdf
Recreational Yearly Update 2015.pdf
Staff Yearly Update Form 2015.pdf
Hoofprints Summer 2.pdf


Welcome to Lisa Bartell, our new Volunteer Coordinator! Contact Lisa at For last minute schedule changes ONLY, Lisa’s cell is: 360-929-7397

We are always in need of volunteers, so please get in touch with Lisa if you are interested in volunteering.

Cancellations Due to Weather

Winter - TRRC FOLLOWS THE SNOW CLOSING POLICY OF THE HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.  If you are unsure, check the office answering machine for updated messages before heading out - 410-489-5100.

 We try to notify everyone by email, robocall and messages on the office phone. Please check your phone, your email or your cell phone before calling us about closings.



The Director monitors the National Weather Service. At the first sound of thunder or sight of lightning, ALL riders will dismount and horses will be stabled. The National Weather Service recommends staying inside for at least 15-30 minutes after the last thunderclap.  This means that a full half hour is needed before allowing riders to get back on their horses. Therapy sessions will continue in the therapy room and riding lessons will continue in the rider support building or main barn aisle. If it appears that the storm will not pass, all lessons will be canceled.

We now have a Liberal Leave Policy for those who choose not to ride in warmer weather. 

TRRC depends on donations.  Donating through our secure server is fast and easy. We use GiveDirect,  a non-profit service to process credit card transactions. No fee is taken out of  your gift. TRRC   gets 100%.  GiveDirect is the name that will appear on your statement.

TRRC Needs your support more than ever right now.   We offer many ways to give to TRRC on our “What You Can Do” list. This year we are grateful for Amazon.Smile! When you make a purchase on Amazon, search for Amazon.Smile before you buy. Choose TRRC as your charity, and then on shop and purchase. We will receive .05 percent of your purchase. This is a painless and creative way to support TRRC and the service we provide!

Legacy Brick Tear Off.pdf
TRRC's Wish List.docxWelcome_files/Legacy%20Brick%20Tear%20Off.pdfWelcome_files/Legacy%20Brick%20Tear%20Off.pdf

Now through the end of December, TRRC will be Raising The Roof! on a new, heated therapy arena.
An $85,000 capital campaign will support the construction of this sensory sensitive space that will enable therapeutic interventions by physical, occupational and speech therapists in a comfortable, dust controlled environment minimizing distractions and decreasing environmental stimulation. Please click here to donate.

TRRC 2015 Capital Campaign

TRRC T-Shirts and Hoodies now available!!! Blue, with white logo on front and galloping horses on back! Click here to get yours!

Congratulations to TRRC’s newly certified PATH Intl. Instructors! Well done! You will continue to contribute even more to the excellent therapy provided at TRRC!