Therapeutic Riding

Dear Prospective Rider

Welcome to LiftMeUp! The mission of Lift Me Up! is to provide a safe, effective, and challenging therapeutic riding program dedicated to helping children and adults with a wide range of disabilities. By combining the use of horses and the skills of certified instructors, Lift Me Up! seeks to help riders develop physically, mentally, and emotionally in a caring and fun environment that empowers the rider in ways very different from traditional therapy.

We offer both group and private lessons at our facility. We charge $60 for a one-hour group lesson for up to four students and $79.75 for a half-hour private lesson. Each of our lessons is staffed with an instructor certified by PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) formerly NARHA, as well as enough volunteers, who act as horse leaders and side walkers, to conduct the lesson safely.

Since February 2006, we have been the proud owners of our property, with an indoor riding area, in Great Falls. Therefore, we can now conduct lessons year round.

Currently, our wait list is quite short. Most riders do not wait longer than two to three months to be accepted into the program

The following forms must be completed and returned in order to place you on our waiting list:

  • Eligibility Considerations and Physician’s Prescription/Referral
  • Participant’s Application and Health History
  • Therapist’s Evaluation
  • Authorization for Emergency Medical Treatment
  • Participant’s Medical History an Physician’s Statement
  • Photo Consent Policies
  • Barn Rules and Regulations
  • Rider Contract

Occasionally, therapeutic riding is not an appropriate form of activity and rider’s instructor has the right to discontinue the session. Each case will be discussed with the rider/rider’s parent, physician and primary therapist to determine if therapeutic riding is deemed an acceptable activity at this time. In this regard, please download and review the attached participant eligibility requirements.

Thank you for your interest in Lift Me Up!

Georgia Bay
Program Director