June 2021

Therapeutic Riding at Centenary (TRAC)

Therapeutic Riding At Centenary (TRAC) is recognized as a Premier Accredited Center and Higher Education Member by PATH Intl. Our mission is to provide equine-assisted services (EAS) to individuals with special needs and to develop leaders for the EAS-industry.

TRAC is housed at the Centenary Equestrian Center, Long Valley NJ. Through our therapeutic riding and horsemanship program, we serve children and adults with disabilities. Through community partnerships, we also serve youth in our community who benefit from additional opportunities and support to achieve success. Through Operation Centaur, our well-established veterans’ program, we also provide the benefits of EAAT to military veterans and their family members.

Centenary University’s Equine Studies Department offers an 8-credit (2-Semester) Instructor Training course that allows matriculated and non-matriculated students to complete all practical requirements for the PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) application through TRAC. Students also prepare to succeed at the CTRI written exam with targeted test prep. We hold remote and on-ground open houses for our Instructor Training program. We strive to provide safe, effective and fun services, as well as great learning opportunities for student instructors!

For more info, contact Karen Brittle, Director of TRAC, at [email protected] or 908-852-1400, ext. 2174. Website: http://centenaryuniversity.edu/TRAC


May 2021

Special People United to Ride (SPUR)

SPUR, located at Sunnyside Equestrian Center, is home to the Monmouth County Parks System’s Equestrian Division in Lincroft, New Jersey.

All of us at SPUR are especially honored to be the HRH Center of the Month as we are celebrating our 40th anniversary!

Sunnyside Equestrian Center is a place where disabilities fade at the front door. Along with our talented instructors and over 100 dedicated volunteers SPUR is designed to enhance and nurture the “ABILITIES” of our amazing riders.

At SPUR we take great pride to be part of the HRH community. We believe at this difficult time it is important to support each other and our fellow centers. The therapeutic industry is the key to the health and wellbeing of the people in our communities that needs us most. Our hopes is that we will ALL continue to thrive because it is just too important not to!

Please visit our website at www.spuronline.org to learn more about the SPUR programs, our instructors, dedicated volunteers, the SPUR Board, and to meet our amazing herd of horses. Keep an eye out on the SPUR Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SpecialPeopleUnitedtoRide for information on our upcoming events.