Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC)

Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC) Special things happen when children and horses are brought together.
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The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center is the only indoor riding facility uniquely located in the heart of the city of Buffalo, and has been the site of a therapeutic riding program for 10 years. The BTRC currently offers programs for mentally and emotionally impaired, learning disabled and developmentally challenged children ages 6 to 16. If you have any questions please visit our website www.thebtrc.org. If you have additional questions please email us at [email protected] Thank you!

Wishing you all a great weekend...
07/04/2020

Wishing you all a great weekend...

Going on a treasure hunt as part of our therapeutic program...and with the help of our pony Cocoa we found the hidden le...
06/30/2020

Going on a treasure hunt as part of our therapeutic program...and with the help of our pony Cocoa we found the hidden lettuce! :)

We are here for session two social distancing and waiting for our riders! We will be closed next Monday for the holiday ...
06/29/2020

We are here for session two social distancing and waiting for our riders! We will be closed next Monday for the holiday but then we will be back to work on the 13th!!

06/21/2020

Happy Father's Day!!

Today we went on a treasure hunt and with the help of our pony Cocoa we found the hidden lettuce! Check out the pics to ...
06/15/2020

Today we went on a treasure hunt and with the help of our pony Cocoa we found the hidden lettuce! Check out the pics to follow our discovery! #thebtrc #treasurehunt #poniesarethebest

We’re really excited to announce the opening of BTRC tomorrow, June 1st. All of our horses and instructors have dearlymi...
05/31/2020

We’re really excited to announce the opening of BTRC tomorrow, June 1st. All of our horses and instructors have dearly
missed all of the students! We’ll see you all tomorrow! 🐴🌸🎉

Tea Cake (also known as Cocoa) is very much looking forward to the return of our therapeutic riding program on June 1!  ...
05/21/2020

Tea Cake (also known as Cocoa) is very much looking forward to the return of our therapeutic riding program on June 1! In the meantime, please consider making a donation in honor of Cocoa or another one of our very special horses. Info about our Sponsor-A-Horse campaign can be found on our website: http://www.thebtrc.org/

Hello friends and supporters of the BTRC! After much consideration of the situations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, ...
05/15/2020

Hello friends and supporters of the BTRC! After much consideration of the situations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's 74th Buffalo International Horse Show (Sept 10-13). Although it was not an easy decision to make, we are all thinking positively about next year's show which will be the 75th year for BIHS! We are looking forward to welcoming you all to the show next year and to working with you all to make it the best year yet! Thank you all, for your continued support of the BTRC and stay tuned for details on next year's 75th BIHS!

Hi everyone, Dexter here! I got all dressed up to show off my new saddle pad from one of my sponsors.  A lot of my frien...
05/03/2020

Hi everyone, Dexter here! I got all dressed up to show off my new saddle pad from one of my sponsors. A lot of my friends have received new pads as well and we are so grateful!! As many of you know we horses are eating machines so if you are still looking for a way to sponsor us please check out our website to see how you can donate some hay and grain to us. The btrc.org has all the info to sponsor your favorite horse. Thank you again to everyone who has already donated we are a lucky group of horses!!! #newsaddlespad #thebtrc #therapeutichorses #thankful #grateful

The Melanie Smith-Taylor Clinic is still on for November - start getting your applications in! http://thebtrc.org/events...
05/01/2020

The Melanie Smith-Taylor Clinic is still on for November - start getting your applications in! http://thebtrc.org/events/

Bali is the newest addition to our amazing group of horses at BTRC! We would like to welcome her to the program by gifti...
04/30/2020

Bali is the newest addition to our amazing group of horses at BTRC! We would like to welcome her to the program by gifting her with shavings, grain, and/or a new saddle pad with her name on it - who can help us do so?? We would love your support! Please visit our website to learn how you can help welcome Bali to the team www.thebtrc.org

James is sticking his tongue out because he wants his riders back!! For #tongueouttuesday James would like to thank the ...
04/28/2020

James is sticking his tongue out because he wants his riders back!! For #tongueouttuesday James would like to thank the many supporters of the BTRC who have already donated items from the Sponsor-A-Horse program - THANK YOU. To find out how you can join the Sponsor-A-Horse program, visit the website: www.thebtrc.org

Happy Sunday! This is Crisp and and he would like to thank all of the friends and supporters who have already shown thei...
04/26/2020

Happy Sunday! This is Crisp and and he would like to thank all of the friends and supporters who have already shown their support by purchasing new saddle pads a lots of delicious treats - thank you!! There are still several ways in which you can show Crisp and the other horses how much they are missed - just visit the BTRC website to find out how: http://thebtrc.org/ 🐴🐴🌷🌷

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! We have 10 horses who have been gifted saddle pads! Lucky misses his rider...
04/25/2020

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! We have 10 horses who have been gifted saddle pads! Lucky misses his riders and is looking forward to the start of the BTRC season- hopefully wearing a new saddle pad with his name on it! You can sponsor your favorite therapeutic horse at our website! http://www.thebtrc.org

Our lovely Lady is looking around to see where her therapeutic lesson kids have gone!? Don't worry Lady, the BTRC has co...
04/24/2020

Our lovely Lady is looking around to see where her therapeutic lesson kids have gone!? Don't worry Lady, the BTRC has come up with ways in which all of your friends and riders can show how much they care for you! All they have to do is visit the BTRC website and see the ways they can show their support - like giving you new shavings, a vet visit, and even some delicious treats!!! Check out our website for more info: http://www.thebtrc.org/

MEAT RAFFLE UPDATE: Mark your calendars for Friday, June 26th! See you there - it's going to be a blast and what better ...
04/15/2020

MEAT RAFFLE UPDATE: Mark your calendars for Friday, June 26th! See you there - it's going to be a blast and what better way to support the children and horses in the therapeutic program than thru your love of chicken fingers and fine cuts?!

Happy Easter from the BTRC!! We hope you are all enjoying the warm weather and time spent with family 🐴🐰🌷
04/12/2020

Happy Easter from the BTRC!! We hope you are all enjoying the warm weather and time spent with family 🐴🐰🌷

BTRC Updated Schedule: Please mark your calendars for the new start date for therapeutic lessons, starting on Monday, Ju...
04/11/2020

BTRC Updated Schedule: Please mark your calendars for the new start date for therapeutic lessons, starting on Monday, June 1st!

03/25/2020

We are sorry to announce we are canceling the BTRC series show on May 1-2. There is hope we may be moving the date to Saturday May 23rd and still hosting our Archie Cox clinic on May 24th! Stay tuned for updates. Thank you for your support and understanding. Stay safe everyone! #washyourhands #sixfeetapart

Good News - Post cards will be arriving to your doorstep very soon - stay tuned!
03/20/2020

Good News - Post cards will be arriving to your doorstep very soon - stay tuned!

Be sure to mark your calendars for BTRC's 4th Annual Meat Raffle, scheduled for Friday evening, May 8th!  This is always...
03/10/2020

Be sure to mark your calendars for BTRC's 4th Annual Meat Raffle, scheduled for Friday evening, May 8th! This is always a fun evening in support of a great cause. But we're particularly excited to offer a Special Raffle at this year's event. The Goo Goo Dolls package is for a Darien Lake show on 8/21 with the bands Lifehouse and Forrest Blakk. It includes 2 prime tickets as well as a backstage Meet and Greet with the Goo Goo Dolls. Don't miss your chance for this unique prize!

Melanie is ready! Are you?? #savethedate
02/28/2020

Melanie is ready! Are you?? #savethedate

02/15/2020
"What are you doing for others?" MLK Day reminds us that we can each do something to continue Dr. King's legacy of commi...
01/21/2020

"What are you doing for others?" MLK Day reminds us that we can each do something to continue Dr. King's legacy of commitment and service. This week, we're encouraging everyone to keep asking themselves that question. And we'd especially like to recognize and thank the wonderful volunteers who help BTRC share the gift of therapeutic riding with children with special needs!

Mark your calendars! Melanie Smith Taylor Clinic is already on the books for Nov. 6,7,8 2020 - visit the link here to ge...
01/08/2020
Events

Mark your calendars! Melanie Smith Taylor Clinic is already on the books for Nov. 6,7,8 2020 - visit the link here to get your rider and/or auditor application started today! http://www.thebtrc.org/events/

The Buffalo Equestrian Center and SBS Farms now have their own websites. Please click on the links to be redirected to their websites.

Happy New Year from everyone at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center!  We're hoping 2020 is a year when many wishes and...
01/01/2020

Happy New Year from everyone at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center! We're hoping 2020 is a year when many wishes and dreams come true for our participants, volunteers, donors and friends.

Just a reminder for those of you who support BTRC financially:  Contributions are tax-deductible in the year the contrib...
12/23/2019

Just a reminder for those of you who support BTRC financially: Contributions are tax-deductible in the year the contributions are made. If you’re mailing a year-end gift it should be postmarked or arrive in our office by December 31, 2019. Online contributions made through our website, Facebook fundraising link, Square, etc. can be made at any time – as long as the charge is captured before the close of the calendar year (11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on December 31). In any case, your year-end gift is greatly appreciated as we plan for our programs in 2020. Many thanks for all you do to help us provide the gift of therapeutic riding to children with special needs!

We're wishing you all the best during this holiday season. Thanks to all our sponsors, exhibitors and staff who made the...
12/20/2019

We're wishing you all the best during this holiday season. Thanks to all our sponsors, exhibitors and staff who made the 2019 show such a huge success! Make sure to SAVE THE DATE for the 2020 Buffalo International Horse Show: September 10-13, 2020.

Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC)
12/19/2019

Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC)

The holiday season reminds us of the true joy found in giving to others.  Thanks to our volunteers and donors who help B...
12/12/2019

The holiday season reminds us of the true joy found in giving to others. Thanks to our volunteers and donors who help Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center share the amazing gift of connecting horses and children with special needs. We're wishing you joy, peace, laughter and love in this holiday season...and a happy New Year!

Giving Tuesday is not just about financial giving, but also the generous gift of time and energy that volunteers provide...
12/03/2019
Become a Volunteer

Giving Tuesday is not just about financial giving, but also the generous gift of time and energy that volunteers provide. We cannot thank our 2019 volunteers enough! Without this group of dedicated volunteers, we could not offer the experiences and programs that have changed the lives of children and horses. To find out more about the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center volunteer opportunities, or to apply to volunteer in 2020, see the "Become a Volunteer" page on our website: http://www.thebtrc.org/how-to-help/become-a-volunteer/

At the BTRC, volunteers truly make the world go round. We serve anywhere from 40 to 50 riders each week. Each of those riders requires one to three volunteers – so clearly, we really rely on the hard work and dedication of our volunteers!

Today's Giving Tuesday!  We'll be sharing more information on our program and the opportunities you have to make a profo...
12/03/2019

Today's Giving Tuesday! We'll be sharing more information on our program and the opportunities you have to make a profound difference through the gift of therapeutic riding. Since 1992, The BTRC has been providing equine assisted programs and services to children with a wide range of disabilities. Currently we have a need for scholarship funding and "bricks & mortar" - especially our roof! If you can help us with an online donation, follow the link below. #GivingTuesday

It's THANKSGIVING week, and we're grateful for many things:  For our patient and affectionate horses, for our amazing vo...
11/26/2019

It's THANKSGIVING week, and we're grateful for many things: For our patient and affectionate horses, for our amazing volunteers and the support they offer, for our riders and the countless ways they inspire us, and for the donors who help to make this all happen! Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, from the BTRC.

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950 Amherst St
Buffalo, NY
14216-3566

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(716) 877-9295

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This organization just absolutely touches my heart. Just saw this documentary, The Great Flip-Off, about bareback riders in the circus and how their livelihood changed after the act was taken out of the circus. It made me think to share here because you see how special and unique their bonds are with their horses. It reminded me of how special this center is and how it helps people through bonding with horses. It's on Amazon if you have the time :)
Thank you to all who donated to help in Otis' recovery! We are happy to have him back to work in our therapeutic lesson program.
Post &Share ??!! 👋💙💐 We thank our friends in the Netherlands for helping us shine a light on the benefits of running and an active lifestyle for individuals on the autism spectrum!! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=885325118320795&id=341625486024097
Thank you so much BTRC and Juliette for lending us your Equicizer for Equifest this weekend !!! We are all so grateful and glad to connect with you when we get there!!!