Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center is now StableStrides!

As horse lovers, we know there’s something truly profound about a bond with a horse…and as we’ve witnessed over and over, these special animals are catalysts for healing and empowerment.

For 37 years, Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center (PPTRC) has significantly improved the wellbeing of community members through a connection with horses. We have partnered with horses to provide the highest quality physical, emotional, behavioral, and psychological health services.

Thanks to the passion and dedication of our volunteers, donors, board, staff, and partners, we are honored to provide life-changing services to over 600 children, adults, seniors, service members, and veterans in the Pikes Peak community each year. We are proud of our accomplishments and yet, we are compelled to reach even higher. We are prepared to take bold new strides to close out 2018 and propel us into the future.

To it kick off, we are excited to announce a new name for Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center. From this point forward we will be known as StableStrides and today we are unveiling our new logo and tagline…Health and Healing Through Horses.

As you know, PPTRC has often been confused with other local riding centers.  This new name will set us apart, expand the influence and reach of our services, and help establish our agency as a leader in wellness.

The logo is more than a new look, it’s the launch of our strategic vision for the future.  Our goals for the next 5 years include:

  1. Building the StableStrides reputation into an essential solution to strong and healthy individuals, families, and our community.
  2. StableStrides will no longer be considered as the last resort for people who are living with mental and physical health challenges, but the first choice for those in need.
  3. StableStrides will grow mental health programs, especially for our military community, and market our equine assisted therapy methods as the unique and groundbreaking tools that they are.
  4. We will expand our partnership with Norris Penrose and eliminate our waiting list for services.

Since 1981, PPTRC has earned a reputation of excellence and compassion. That will not change. As StableStrides, our brand will continue to be built on the exceptional skill, care and dedication of our volunteers, instructors, therapists, staff, board, and other team members. And of course we will always be best known for the unique and special healing power of our horses.

If you have any questions about our direction and plans for the future please contact Shannon Mitchell at 719-495-3908, and as always thank you for your ongoing support!

Please make a note of our new website address: www.stablestrides.org.