Exceptional Riders Program

Therapeutic Riding

Dear members of the Exceptional Riders Program family.

We are reaching out to you again in these uncertain times to let you know we're still here. We don't know when next we'll meet but we continue to make plans for that time in 2021.

Everyone's safety is first and foremost in our minds. Consequently, our planning includes making sure we comply with all Department of Health policies and recommendations.

Because of the length of breadth of the pandemic, our focus during this shut down has now expanded to include making every effort to maintain our program as it currently exists. That means being able to provide our services free of charge to those in need when we resume activities. In order to do that, we need your help and support through donations. These donations will pay for our yearly PATH membership fees for our instructors and Exceptional Riders’ yearly fee to be part of PATH. The money will also pay for our insurance, continuing education for our instructors, and helping our new instructors to finish their accreditation through PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship).

There are several ways you can help us to continue as a registered 501C3 non-profit program. Donations may be made through our Facebook page; our website; donating your pop can and bottle return receipts; or by mailing your grocery receipts from your local grocery stores such as Family Fare in Boyne City or Oleson’s in Petoskey. The receipts specifically state at the bottom “Direct Your Dollars: This ENTIRE receipt needs to be turned in to your favorite non-profit group a 501C3# and help them earn $1000.00”


Receipts should be mailed to:
Exceptional Riders Program Treasurer
7326 North Street
Alanson, MI 49706-9232

And, finally, direct donations by check are also accepted. Please make your checks payable to Exceptional Riders Program and mail them to the address above.

We will get through these trying times and rediscover the joys of riding and all that means to you, our family. We will reach out to you again when we learn more and plans take shape. Until then, be well and stay safe. It will be wonderful to hear those words...

Walk on!

Mary Lee, Instructor
Volunteer Coordinator

We are now able to accept donations online !!! Click on the link below to donate! We thank you for your support!

If you would prefer to donate in person please call (231)347-3300

­The Exceptional Riders Program utilizes volunteers from the community and relies on donations. This is a non-profit entirely volunteer driven program. Student participation is free of charge.