North Country Ride

A nonprofit organization

Please support our equine-assisted therapeutic programs!

The mission of North Country Ride is to promote personal growth and development through equine-assisted therapeutic, educational and recreational activities. Our vision is a community where all people facing life challenges can find growth and healing through a connection with horses.

Our riders gain strength and mobility as they learn to communicate with the horse through posture, leg and arms movements as well as verbal cues. Therapeutic riding also benefits riders by boosting confidence, improving balance and attention and increasing their overall sense of wellbeing.  

We serve riders ages 5 to 75, with a wide range of abilities and challenges. Each rider works on individualized goals in North Country Ride's riding programs. We are committed to providing riders with a quality experience and opportunity for personal growth.

“My son can't participate in most after school athletic activities for kids his age. It's been so wonderful for him to have his own activity, and to hear him brag about steering a 1,000 pound horse around an obstacle all by himself.”

Another parent said "The first full conversation I've had with my teenager was during a therapeutic riding class." 

Community support through volunteering, financial donations and gifts-in-kind are critical to our ability to offer equine-assisted serves. Your support of our horses and riders is very much appreciated! 

North Country RIDE is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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Organization name

North Country Ride

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Animals Children & Family Community


180 Hatinen Road PO Box 312
Esko, MN 55733



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