Values & Goals

At the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, we strive to create an environment where our team members, customers, volunteers and our horses can thrive.  This environment is characterized by our four core values:

Integrity, Professionalism, Knowledge and Organization  

Each of us has a responsibility to demonstrate these values throughout the day to contribute to our spirt of collaboration.  In fact, strong horsemanship requires a commitment to effective communication; quality practices and most importantly, acting in the best interest of our horses and the people around us.  


Mission Statement
To enhance the development and quality of life for children with special needs in Western New York by providing an accredited therapeutic riding program in a safe and nurturing environment.


The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center is a Premier Accredited Center by PATH.
Jordan_LissaThe Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship(PATH) is a membership organization that fosters safe, professional, ethical and therapeutic equine activities through education, communication, standards and research for people with and without disabilities.

Just as other professions use accreditation and licensing systems to improve the well-being of their industries, therapeutic equine professionals have a distinction of their own thanks to PATH’s Premier Accredited Center Program. The Premier Accredited Center Program offers PATH centers the chance to demonstrate their excellence in providing quality, professional equine assisted activities. This voluntary process recognizes PATH centers that have met established industry standards. The accreditation process is a peer review system, in which trained volunteers visit and evaluate centers in accordance with PATH standards. Centers meet the accreditation requirements based on the administrative, facility, program and applicable special interest standards.


For more information about the Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship, click here.




Special things happen when children and horses are brought together.

There is a unique bond between horses and people that can be particularly meaningful to children with disabilities. Riding programs provide a relaxing, non-academic environment in which children can interact with adults and peers and more importantly with their horse.