About Us


The mission of Riding with HEART is to improve the quality of life of physically and cognitively challenged adults, children and their families and to provide youth development through our diverse equine-assisted programs.

Riding with HEART is a 501(C) 3 Non-Profit organization located in Pittstown, NJ on 30 Green Acres Preserved Farmland. Riding with HEART (RWH) provides a multitude of equine-assisted activities and therapies to adults and children that may have physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities.


The RWH Program offers a full, comprehensive barn experience. Along with adaptive therapeutic riding, participants are encouraged to brush and groom the horses, building strong bonds and confidence.


Riding with HEART is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) as well as a member of HRH of NJ- Health and Recreation through Horses of NJ and Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce. RWH instructors are PATH certified. Instructors and licensed therapists are CPR and First Aid certified. The program uses specially trained therapy horses. 


Riding with HEART is a Top-Rated Non-Profit through GreatNonProfits.org. For more information on Riding with HEART or to view the 990’s, search under Riding with HEART at www.guidestar.org

We are Proud to Announce

PATH Premier Accreditation 2018

Riding with HEART is proud to announce that we have achieved Premier Accredited Center status through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). Premier Accreditation is a voluntary process that recognizes PATH Intl. Centers that have met established industry standards.  Riding with HEART scored 100% on meeting the requirements based on administrative, facility, program and applicable special interest standards to become a Premier Center

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You can make our dream of an indoor arena a reality! 

Your generous donations will help us offer our program all year!

Our program can only run from April to November, but our participants need us ALL year. An indoor arena removes many program limitations including:

  • Ensures riders don't lose the progress they gained in the  Spring, Summer, and Fall.


  • Year-round consistency is crucial for Hippotherapy (Occupational) Therapy sessions to have maximum benefit.

  • Many participants look forward to their lessons more than any other activity. Cancellations or the complete loss of their riding lessons during the winter is stressful for these riders.

  • An indoor arena paves the way for brand-new programs and allows us to add more riders and better serve our current participants. 



Riding with HEART offers a wide range of Equine-Assisted Activities to individuals and their families. We provide a comprehensive, inclusive and therapeutic environment to participants with a wide range of disabilities including, but not limited to ADD/ADHD, Autism, PDD NOS, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Visual Impairments or Traumatic Brain Injury.  All of the Therapeutic Riding Instructors at RWH are PATH certified and our professional therapists hold proper credentials and /or licenses.

©2019 Riding with Heart

Riding with HEART voted BEST charity in Hunterdon 2020.

Thank you for voting for us!

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