Jonah wants attention. So please come by to groom him and walk him around.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available so that you can help make a difference. Your donation will fund farrier visits, vet care, medicine, and feed. Click
the link below to learn more!
Consider a Donation to Help Us Reach Our $10,000 Goal
Hopeful Hearts has earned PATH Premier Accreditation!
What does this mean? - Accreditation is a voluntary process that recognizes PATH Intl. Centers that have met established industry standards. The accreditation process is a peer review system in which trained volunteers visit and review centers. A center that meets the accreditation requirements based on the administrative, facility, program and applicable special interest standards becomes a PATH Intl. This status means we now have access to Wounded Warrior Scholarships. Any veteran interested in therapeutic horseback riding needs to contact the WWP Resource Center at 888-997-2586 or the local WWP, Inc. office. Ask for the PATH Intl. Program Referral for Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies and request Hopeful Hearts in Leander. We would love to have you ride with us!
Hopeful Hearts Therapeutic Riding provides academic and social skills while developing physical strength and stamina, as well as reducing stress from trauma.
Hearts Therapeutic Riding is working toward becoming a PATH Premier Accredited Center.
Hopeful Hearts Therapeutic Riding
Autism Speaks awards $5,000 for camp scholarships for those with autism. Look for our spring and summer schedule and contact Lisa Rivers for a scholarship application.
To Make a Donation: Go to the Contact/Donate button to make a secure donation, call 512-484-8480 with credit card information, or send a check to: ERCT, 12400 Wire Road, Leander, TX. 78641
Sponsor a Horse Today!
As a non-profit organization, we depend on volunteers to help care for horses, maintain the property and assist children with riding. We could not do it without our volunteers.
New volunteer orientations are held every month. Email us for our next volunteer orientation: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have so many inspiring stories to tell about the amazing connection our horses make with our riders. We have been changing lives since 2014. Celebrate and support our first four years of service! Our goal is to raise $10,000 for our programs and facilities for horses and riders with the support of our ERCT and Hopeful Hearts’ friends. Consider a gift of $40, $400, or $4,000 to ERCT and help us reach our goal. Thank you for your support.
This is our newest rescued horse from
the Ark/La kill pen. He's a friendly, calm Belgian. He arrived skinny and sick and has already gained a couple hundred pounds. He's healthy now and he is an eating machine!
We will appreciate any and all donations of horse-quality coastal hay or alfalfa
hay or monetary donations to help us
pay for this big horse. Click on the
Contact & Donations page to make
your online donation.
Hopeful Hearts Therapeutic Riding
Now Enrolling for Winter 2018.
Contact Lisa for More Info.
ERCT Founder, Executive Director & Certified PATH Instructor, Lisa Rivers, with Jake.
Thank you to Baylor, Scott & White Foundation for providing camp scholarships for the 2018 season!
Thanks to those that donated and sponsored our Halloween Bash, we have been able to build a beautiful shed row barn for our horses!
Equine Rehabilitation Central Texas is 501(3)c non-profit
organization formed in June of 2012 to rehabilitate neglected horses.
Many healthy horses later, Hopeful Hearts Therapeutic Riding emerged
as these rehabilitated horses gained new purpose in serving children and adults with special needs and individuals recovering from trauma.
Hopeful Hearts provides therapeutic sessions and riding lessons weekly with the effort of several certified PATH instructors and volunteers.
In addition, we have provided horseback riding for Veterans' Night Out and conducted camps during summer and school holidays. We also offer frequent volunteer training for working with horses and students.
Thank you Parelli Foundation!
The Parelli Foundation awarded a grant for $2500 for Parelli training for the staff. This training has been going on all summer by instructor, Kerri April, 4 Star Parelli Professional. The purpose for this training is to improve our relationships with our therapeutic riding horses, treat them with respect and improve our communication with our wonderful sentient horses. We need our horses to have a "want to" attitude instead of an
"have to" attitude so that
they will continue to
provide the therapeutic
service to our riders.