Programs and how to register

To register you need :

Liability Release

Registration Form for Participants

Medical form for Therapeutic Riding Program


For Park Classes and to purchase Riding Pass call

Park Visitor Center 703-437-9101

For other programs contact us at

Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic riding is an equine assisted activity that contributes positively to the physical, cognitive, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs.

Unlike traditional forms of therapy, therapeutic horseback riding provides a unique and therapeutic experience for the rider and benefits participants by improving:

  • Balance
  • Muscle tone
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Focusing skills
  • Self-confidence
  • Communication

Equine Assisted Learning

EAL programs use the interactions between humans and horses to encourage personal growth and development and to improve basic life skills and can help in areas of:

  • Trust
  • Confidence and self esteem
  • Communication
  • Empathy regulations
  • Respect
  • Boundaries
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Patience
  • Anxiety and depression

SPIRIT EAL programs offer individual and group  sessions, for youth,  workshops for corporate groups, teams, families, and all other groups to facilitate development of:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership skills
  • Management skills

The SPIRIT Team will create a fun and memorable experience to help you discover your own potential


Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Designed for individuals and families, EAP is an approach which incorporates interactions with horses into mental and behavioral therapy. EAP is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional.

EAP is used to address:

  • Behavioral issues
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Communication
  • Trauma
  • Grief


For additional information on any of SPIRIT’s programs, please contact us at