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Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Foundation, Inc.

Changing Lives through Horsepower

aka Loudoun Therapeutic Riding   |   Lovettsville, VA   |  www.ltrf.org

Mission

Loudoun Therapeutic Riding embraces the power of horse-assisted services to promote well-being and community inclusion for people with physical, cognitive, and mental health challenges.

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Laura W. Smith

Main address

14490 Berlin Tpke

Lovettsville, VA 20180 USA

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EIN

23-7390594

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many adults and children living with developmental, intellectual and psychosocial disabilities do not receive the services they need to thrive and live life to the fullest.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Equine Assisted Activities

Loudoun Therapeutic Riding taps real horsepower to help individuals living with physical, intellectual, developmental and mental challenges to thrive.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults
Children and youth

Loudoun Therapeutic Riding offers a carriage and cart driving program for those participants who cannot, or choose not to sit, astride a horse, yet can still benefit from the interaction with the horse and the equine activity. This program develops communication skills, improves gross and fine motor skills, builds self-confidence, self-awareness, trust, and encourages students to form positive relationships in a socially and sensory rich environment. LTR even has a one-of-a-kind adaptive carriage that is wheelchair accessible, generously donated to us in 2013! This unique carriage allows us to provide quality services to individuals needing convenient and safe access the carriage.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Hippotherapy is a physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech-language pathology treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement. It differs from therapeutic riding in that learning to ride is not the goal. Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to engage sensory, neuromotor, and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes. In conjunction with other treatment strategies, hippotherapy is part of a patient’s integrated care plan.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with physical disabilities

As a PATH Int’l Premier Accredited Center, LTR is proud to offer its Equine Services for Heroes program to veterans without charge.

In response to the growing need for therapeutic opportunities for veterans, the Equine Services for Heroes program uses equine-assisted activities to aid wounded warriors in recovery. Participants of the program often have diagnoses like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI), both of which can have global effects on physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral health.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Families

Horse Power Social Hour is a new program at LTR that uses the healing power of the horse on the ground to teach fundamental skills like mindfulness, teamwork, and self-care. Each Social Hour (90 minutes) combines hands-on farm and horse activities with a wellness theme that taps into the benefits of spending time with horses. Fresh air, happy horses, and certified professional staff will support the student in meeting new people, trying new things, and spending time with our herd.

Population(s) Served
Families
Veterans
Emergency responders
People with disabilities
Adults

We partner with senior assisted living communities and the Leesburg Senior Center to provide equine assisted activities to address the unique needs of our countys senior citizens who may or may not be in residential care, rehab facilities, or other long-term care settings. Equine assisted activities can help seniors reconnect with memories, improve fine motor function and provides a fun new opportunity for social interaction!

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number is based on the average number of students participating in weekly lessons during the months we were open in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Number of veterans served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, Adults, Children and youth, People with disabilities, Emergency responders

Related Program

PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Loudoun Therapeutic Riding's goals are to help those living with intellectual, psychosocial and developmental disabilities to become stronger in all aspects of their lives.

Loudoun Therapeutic Riding taps the power of horses to change the lives of adults and children challenged by psychosocial, developmental and intellectual disabilities. We partner with other nonprofit and human service organizations in our community to be able to find students that need our services, and we work with highly qualified professionals in the field to be able to provide the best quality services to those in need.

Founded in 1974, Loudoun Therapeutic Riding was the first therapeutic riding center in Virginia. Today, Loudoun Therapeutic Riding is only one of two centers in Loudoun County to have achieved mentor status by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship certifying our excellence and expertise in changing the lives of those living with disabilities.

- LTR is the first therapeutic riding center in Virginia.
- Only one of two centers in Loudoun to Achieve PATH mentor status
- Recognized as Loudoun County's Favorite Nonprofit in 2019
- Herd member Gnomeo named PATH International Equine of the Year in 2020--aka the World's Best Therapy Horse
- In 2021, we moved to our first permanent facility to be able to expand services
- In 2024, we are celebrating our 50th year serving the community

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris Walton

Veros Technologies

Term: 2022 - 2024

Rick Crowe

Managing Partner, DC Prime

Brian Legan

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Accenture LLP

Dan Almasy

Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, Raytheon Technologies

Rachel Colquitt

Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified, Leesburg Sterling Family Practice

Susan McMunn

Retired

Kathleen Giusti

Retired

Reggie Howard

Director Government Relations, BAE Systems, Inc.

Scott Fuller

Retired

Alicia Slook

Karen Rarick

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/13/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.