A dream came true during our thirty-first year of providing therapeutic riding lessons in Northern Virginia. On Valentine’s Day in 2006 Lift Me Up! purchased a farm located at 9704 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls, which included an indoor arena. Having a permanent home had always been a goal for Lift Me Up! We were immediately able to offer year-round therapeutic riding instruction and expanded our lesson schedule for riders who had been on a wait list. We also begin hosting therapeutic riding research and training sessions. Having already held a hippotherapy seminar for therapists and therapeutic riding professionals with Occupational Therapist Claudia Morin, the purchase of a permanent home was a wonderful next step.
Lift Me Up! will always remain thankful to Flo and Harry Dougherty who served as our hosts for over 20 years. Their multifaceted and continuous support has been pivotal to the program’s continued viability, vibrancy, and growth.
For the safety of all participants, please adhere to posted guidelines and barn rules and regulations regarding all of the horses on the property, particularly with respect to areas and activities that are off-limits to program participants (including stalls and turnout areas). Please refrain from feeding, touching, or otherwise interacting with any of the horses on the property except with appropriate supervision and permission.