We provide students opportunities to connect with certified instructors, therapists, volunteers and a horse in order to improve motor and cognitive planning, sensory integration and social skills, and general well-being. Services are provided for individuals with physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional disabilities.


Due West TRC provides year-round lessons structured in monthly sessions. Each lesson is 45 minutes in duration.

Monthly sessions: $160.00 / 4 lessons

Lesson Schedule:

Tuesday through Friday:    4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday:        9:00 am to 4:00 pm

To everyone requesting information on and enrollment in our program:

We thank you for your interest! The demand for therapeutic horseback riding is growing at a tremendous rate. While we would love to be able to accommodate everyone, we currently have a wait list for these services. 

Please know that ALL requests are being received and reviewed, even if you do not receive a direct confirmation from our Executive Director. When we have received all of your completed participant forms, we will add you to our wait list, in the order received. Forms can be found below.

We thank you for your patience and understanding!

Please submit your forms to our Executive Director and Lead Instructor, Mary Sharp, at [email protected] or mail them to:
Due West Therapeutic Riding Center
13400 Donahoo Road
Kansas City, Kansas 66109


Participant Forms
The safety of our riders is our top priority. To that end, all new riders must complete the forms below and return them to Mary Sharp before your rider will be allowed to participate in lessons, mini-camps or shows. Thank you!
Release of Liability
Participant Application
Health History
Payment and Cancellation Policy
Assumption of Risk
of Domestic
Animal Activity
Participant Profile
Medical Evaluation
Emergency Medical Treatment


Each year, Due West Ranch holds several horse shows that draw riders from all around the metro area. Our first class of the show is always reserved for Due West TRC riders who are excited to show their skills and the progress they have made in our program. Trophies and ribbons add to their enthusiasm!

2018-2019 Not Summer Horse Show Series 

All shows are on Sundays at Due West Ranch. Our TRC riders are first up at 9:00 am!

The show dates are set:
  • September 23, 2018
  • November 11, 2018
  • March 24, 2019
  • April 28, 2019

A Word About PATH International

"The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is a global authority, resource and advocate for equine-assisted activities and therapies and the equines in this work that inspire and enrich the human spirit."
Due West TRC values our association with and standing as a PATH-certified center and abides by their Mission of "...promot(ing) safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs."
For more information about PATH International, visit their website: http://www.pathintl.org/