>Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center, Inc. (TRRC)<meta 3750 Shady Lane, Glenwood, MD 21738

410-489-5100 – www.trrcmd.orgtrrc01@aol.com

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 2013-1.pdf
TH Rider Packet 2014.pdf         
TH Yearly Update 2014.pdf
Volunteer Yearly Update 2013.pdf
REC Rider Packet 2014.pdf
REC Yearly Update 2014.pdf
PATH Staff Yearly Update Packet .pdf 
Hoofprints Winter 1.pdfWelcome_files/Volunteer%20Application%202013.pdfWelcome_files/Volunteer%20Application%202013.pdfWelcome_files/TH%20Rider%20Packet%202014.pdfWelcome_files/TH%20Yearly%20Update%202014.pdfWelcome_files/Volunteer%20Yearly%20Update%202013.pdfWelcome_files/Volunteer%20Yearly%20Update%202013.pdfWelcome_files/REC%20Rider%20Packet%202014.pdfWelcome_files/REC%20Yearly%20Update%202014.pdfWelcome_files/PATH%20Staff%20Yearly%20Update%20Packet%20pdf.pdfWelcome_files/PATH%20Staff%20Yearly%20Update%20Packet%20pdf.pdfWelcome_files/Hoofprints%20Winter%201.pdfWelcome_files/Hoofprints%20Fall%203.pdfshapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1shapeimage_4_link_2shapeimage_4_link_3shapeimage_4_link_4shapeimage_4_link_5shapeimage_4_link_6shapeimage_4_link_7shapeimage_4_link_8shapeimage_4_link_9shapeimage_4_link_10


Welcome to Lisa Bartell, our new Volunteer Coordinator! Contact Lisa at volunteer@trrcmd.org. 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. 

Another way to support TRRC is to donate a vehicle. We receive the proceeds, and you get a tax break. Click on the Vehicle Donations box below to support TRRC.

We really hate to keep asking, but...

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.

2015 Brings Challenges

TRRC Needs your support more than ever at this time of year.  We must meet the needs of our clients and equines all year round, while planning for future improvements. We offer many ways to give to TRRC on our “What You Can Do” page, and this year we are very happy to become part of Amazon.Smile! When you make a purchase on Amazon, search for Amazon.Smile before you buy. Choose TRRC as your charity, and then go on to shop and purchase. We will benefit by receiving .o5 percent of your purchase. This is a painless and creative way to support TRRC and the service we provide!

One of our goals for the coming year is to re-surface the upper riding arena with a rubber crumb and sand mixture that will ease the impact on our equine’s legs and keep them healthy. This will cost $14,000, so every penny you contribute will be appreciated!

Legacy Brick Tear Off.pdf
TRRC's Wish List.docxWelcome_files/Legacy%20Brick%20Tear%20Off.pdfhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Therapeutic-Recreational-Riding-Center-Inc/256682435955Welcome_files/TRRC%27s%20Wish%20List.docxshapeimage_6_link_0shapeimage_6_link_1shapeimage_6_link_2

Thanks to everyone who gave our horses gifts from the Wishing Tree for the Holiday! Both we and they are VERY appreciative!

Thank You!