A Proud Tradition of Service to Others. 35 Years and Counting.
POWERED BY VOLUNTEERS AND PERSONAL DONATIONS - CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?
'Located at the base of the Helderberg Escarpment in the Town of New Scotland, Albany Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. (ATRC) has provided equine therapy services since 1981, as the first equine therapy center in our area. We are certified through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). We are dedicated to assisting our students of all ages, from youth to seniors, in gaining confidence, muscular and cognitive development, speech improvement, and other benefits through therapeutic riding. We operate on a modest budget and are powered by our outstanding volunteers. Please explore our site, and contact us, for additional information. We are pleased to make your acquaintance and to provide a community where everyone is welcome and valued.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES - NOW HIRING!
PART TIME: The Albany Therapeutic Riding Center needs part-time stable help - about 15-19 hours per week. Minimum age 16 years. Call Center at 518.765 2764 GREAT FOR RELIABLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT 16 OR OLDER OR LOCAL COLLEGE STUDENT
FULL TIME: The Riding Center is looking for a full-time barn manager/business manager/PATH certified riding instructor to assume the daily operation of the Center. Send written resume only to ATRC,Inc... 182 Martin Road, Voorheesville,NY 12186.
We are delighted to welcome Lauren Weisberg, PATH Certified Riding Instructor, to the ATRC team! Lauren comes to us with extensive experience in therapeutic riding and education in psychology. In addition to being a PATH Certified Riding Instructor, Lauren is a Certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (EAGALA). Lauren holds a BA in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo, an MA in Psychology from Antioch University in New England, and anticipates earning her PsyD from Antioch in 2018. Lauren is a skilled horsewoman and has experience as a therapeutic riding instructor, exercise rider, and volunteer coordinator. We hope you will join us in making Lauren feel at home at ATRC!
Here s a beautiful article about Chrs' life and legacy - it captures her selfless spirit, her love for her students and animals, and the special joy she received from living as she chose: https://altamontenterprise.com/01062017/christine-d-lehman
CELEBRATING 35 YEARS!
Another way to help ATRC: When you shop at Walmart, Travelocity, Overstock, and other retailers, ATRC will receive a donation at no extra cost to you. Learn more at iGive through this special link: http://www.igive.com/AlbanyTherapeuticRidingCenter?jltest=1
Announcing a new way to help ATRC: We are now a community cash partner for CLYNK, a bottle and can recycling program available through Hannaford Supermarkets. If you have signed up for CLYNK at www.clynk.com and received specially tagged bags in which to put bottles and cans, when you drop them off at a participating Hannaford store, the money is credited to your account. You can then go on clynk.com, click on community cash partners, type Albany Therapeutic Riding Center in the search box and click on the "donate" button. This will enable you to make a donation to our account. We also have bags specifically tagged for ATRC that we will give out to our supporters at various events (lessons, volunteer events, board meetings, community events, etc) - all you have to do is put your deposit bottles and cans within and drop off at a participating Hannaford store and the money will be credited to our account. We hope that either way you use CLYNK (our bags or yours), you will know how very much we appreciate your support!
We have two very big needs right now: volunteers and donations. We are powered by both. Volunteers receive training and can be age 14+. We need lesson volunteers who serve as side and lead walkers as we cannot hold lessons without these important people. We also need stablehand volunteers for feeding/watering/mucking. Additionally, we are 100 percent funded by donations - that means hay, feed, utilities, repairs, equipment, blacksmithing, and other operating expenses. Our only paid person is a part-time stablehand. Other than that, we run on the love of our volunteers. Can you help with a donation at this time? There are several ways to donate including mailing a check or cash to ATRC 182 Martin Rd Extension Voorheesville, NY 12186 or online to www.gofundme.com/atrc123. You can also sign up for Amazon Smile using our special link below so that every purchase counts toward funding ATRC (we get $5 for every $1,000 people collectively purchase) or by buying a Bravelet bracelet also from a link below. Every bit helps. If you are part of a church/synagogue group, youth group, or the like who does fundraising for not for profits, we would love to be on your list as a beneficiary and are so grateful for your consideration. If your company has a foundation or matching gifts program, please remember us. Thank you for your consideration. Please like our Facebook page at "Friends of Albany Therapeutic Riding Center". We cannot do what we have done for 35 years without you!!!
Bravelets are bracelets, watches, charms and scarves where your purchase gives $10 to help ATRC! Shop here or create your own - many colors to match your outfits - thank you for your support:
We recognize that you have many organizations to which to choose to donate and we appreciate those who choose to support us. We are a 501c3 and your donation is tax-deductible to the amount permitted by law. You may donate online at www.gofundme.com/atrc123 or send checks made payable to ATRC 182 Martin Road Extension Voorheesville, NY 12186. Thank you for helping us to meet our winter feed, utility, and other bills and to ensure outstanding care for our horses. Every penny makes a big difference to us!
PLEASE HONOR OUR 35 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH A DONATION TO CONTINUE OUR GOOD WORK!
Be sure to join our Facebook group at "Friends of Albany Therapeutic Riding Center" by liking our page!
IF YOU SHOP ON AMAZON, YOU CAN SUPPORT US AT NO ADDITIONAL COST THROUGH THIS LINK: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fbrowse.html%3Fnode%3D502659011&ein=22-2351589