The mission of Rainbow Riders is to provide safe, professional, and affordable therapeutic horseback riding and un-mounted horsemanship opportunities that contribute positively to the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well-being of children and adults with special needs, to promote a healthier community.


To be a resource and advocate for equine-assisted activities and therapies that inspire and enrich the human spirit; to provide sustainable programs that nurture a healthier community through therapeutic horseback riding and unmounted horsemanship lessons, volunteer training, and education.


  • To provide therapeutic horseback riding and un-mounted programs for children and adults with special needs in a safe, welcoming, and fun environment
  • To provide support for parents while providing therapeutic riding opportunities for their children
  • To provide equine-assisted programs and training opportunities for professionals and volunteers


Krista Bushmaker

Executive Director

Caroline Richtman

Admin Assistant

Grace Day

Volunteer Coordinator

Ramiro Arteaga

Board of Directors

Tracey Mergener

Board Member

Diana Huston

Board Member