Kent Association of Riding Therapy, Inc. (KART) was founded in 1984 to help children and adults with disabilities and special needs enhance their developmental growth, physically, behaviorally, socially, emotionally and cognitively. KART uses a multi-faceted program that involves therapeutic horseback riding, grooming and caring for the horse, and comprehensive classroom and individual instruction.
KART is a Premier Accredited Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, Int.) and an Agency of the United Way of Kent County, MD. We have specially trained, PATH certified instructors, who along with our wonderful volunteers and special horses, can change an individual’s life through an increase in self-esteem, confidence, coordination and balance, focus and physical improvements.
We currently serve five local schools in Kent County and the Easter Seals Camp Fairlee in Fairlee, MD at the Worthmore Equestrian Center every Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30-1:30. We serve over 150 riders per year, providing a free service for this very deserving community. We are fortunate to have such dedicated staff and volunteers for Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions. Our expenses run over $70K per year to train and maintain the horses, pay our certified instructors, and purchase special safety equipment for the riders including helmets, harnesses, customized ramps and special lifts to help those in wheel chairs.
KART is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which is able to fulfill our mission thanks to people like you who generously donate their time and or financial support.