Therapeutic Riding Association - TRA

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NMSU Therapeutic Riding Association (NMSU TRA) is a NMSU Student Organization led by college student officers.

Club meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30pm at the University Equestrian Center.

The NMSU Therapeutic Riding Association is a volunteer based organization, in which we use horses to improve the balance, coordination, focus, independence, confidence, motor and social skills of children and adults who are presented with any of a wide range of cognitive, physical, and emotional conditions.


  • To encourage the growth of NMSU Therapeutic Riding program.

  • To provide volunteers and community support for the NMSU Therapeutic Riding program.

  • To promote the development of organized intercollegiate equine activities and public service opportunities.

  • To provide educational experiences for NMSU students and community members.

  • To encourage improvement of scholarship and develop competent leadership among student members.

  • To support the NMSU Therapeutic Riding Association in its outreach to the community.

The club currently helps with Therapeutic Riding lessons as volunteer side walkers, horse handlers, and instructors. Members have all different backgrounds, including some with and some without horse experience.

Everyone is welcome to join us!

For more information email or check our facebook link: NMSU Therapeutic Riding Association