SDTR's mission is to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of children and adults living with disabilities through equine assisted therapy in a supportive environment for riders and families. In March of 2016 we purchased a facility and launched a capital campaign to in order to fit the facility, to match the needs of our participants. This included a sprinkler system, wheelchair accessible entrances and bathrooms, new arena footing and a viewing center, where parents and families could watch their family members in comfort. Our capital campaign covered most of it, but left us short, when it was discovered we needed a new septic system and roof. We rely on grants, donations and fundraisers in order to cover our operating costs, so to have a completed facility, would put our fundraising minds at ease! To learn more about our program please visit our website at www.sdtrhr.com.
Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding (SDTR) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization located in Eastern Sussex County. We are affiliated with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). Our PATH certified therapeutic riding instructors and trained volunteers have provided planned sessions in equine assisted therapy to children and adults with disabilities since 1988.