6461 El Apajo Road
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858)756-4117 ext. 321


Session Payments

You can be a Foster Friend to one of our horses
in our Therapeutic Riding Program!

Thank you for sponsoring the Annual Therapeutic Riding Show
The Swinerton Foundation
Ms. Norma Goodnight

Helen Woodward Animal Center thanks "The Country Friends" and The "Menard Foundation" for their support of our Therapeutic Riding program!

Special thanks to Linda Pfleger Edwards and the Harriet E. Pfleger Foundation, Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation, Elizabeth and Donald Dickinson Foundation, and the Toby Wells Foundation for making our weekly riding lessons possible


Therapeutic Riding Application

We appreciate your interest in joining our Therapeutic Riding Program! Please download the forms of our Rider Application Packet below.  Once we receive these forms, the rider is placed on our waiting list, currently about 24 months long. 

Entire Packet (300k zip file)
or individual pdf files:
Emergency Contact
Physician Consent
Rider Availability
Rider Registration
Therapist Assesment

Two forms, the Contraindications Form and the Physician Consent Form, must be completed by the rider’s physician.  The completed packet can be dropped off at the Adoptions main desk, in an enveloped marked to the attention of Program Manager Alicia Roe, or they can mailed.  Our mailing address is: 

Helen Woodward Animal Center
Attn: Alicia Roe
P.O. Box 64
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 

Due to confidential nature of the information requested on the forms, we ask that they not be faxed. Also, since a physical signature is required, they may not be e-mailed.   

If you have any questions regarding any part of the application packet, please don’t hesitate to contact us.