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13620 Halleluiah Trail
Elbert, CO 80106
Phone: (719) 495-3908
Fax: (719) 494-1689
Email: PPTRC@PPTRC.org

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WHAT IS PPTRC?

PPTRC, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the oldest, largest and the only PATH premier accredited center in southern Colorado. In the beginning, PPTRC provided Therapeutic Riding until they entered a relationship with Memorial Health System to implement a Hippotherapy program. Every year, PPTRC’s number of participants has grown. Due to the increasing demand, a partnership was created with the Pikes Peak Range Riders in 2004 to move PPTRC to the Latigo Heritage Center in Elbert, Colorado.

With more space, the programming has continued to grow. Most recently, PPTRC has implemented Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy services into their weekly schedule. The benefits of equine assisted activities and therapies are not limited to only physical improvements as many of our clients speak to their cognitive and emotional benefits.

Our classes are goal-oriented to meet the individual’s personal needs. Each client is assessed prior to participation and goals are developed which focus on the physical, cognitive, or mental needs of the client. All of our clients are served through our four specific programs.


PPTRC PROGRAMS

Therapeutic Riding
Hippotherapy
Equine Facilitated Mental Health



PPTRC VALUES

Attitude – Approach our mission with a sense of optimism which is strength based and encourages fun at work.

Compassion – Providing a culture of safety, understanding, and ethical treatment of humans and horses engaged in equine assisted activities.

Cooperation and Collaboration – Connecting and partnering with those who share our vision in a mutually beneficial manner.

Excellence – Ensure quality to every task. Work hard and achieve our desired outcomes.

Integrity – Ensure all business practices are based on ethical principles and conducted with transparency.

Professionalism – Attract and retain highly skilled staff dedicated to continued development and growth. Be recognized as progressive leaders in the industry who are enhancing the value and credibility of the industry.

Respect – Revel in the goodness of all people. Appreciate people from different backgrounds and treat all people with dignity. Provide and accept open and honest feedback.


HISTORY OF PPTRC

Originally called Acts 19:11 because of the “miracles” of therapeutic riding, PPTRC started in 1981 after several families asked Gay O’Rourke for horseback riding lessons for their children with disabilities and illnesses. (The quote referred to special miracles wrought through Paul, which was the name of their first pony.) Since becoming incorporated in 1982, we have been providing equine assisted activities to individuals facing physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and learning challenges.
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PEOPLE AT PPTRC

PPTRC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and eight at-large-members. The Board’s main role is to determine the direction of the organization. While the Board is moving away from being a working board, members still help as needed with fundraising events, volunteer/donor recognition and occasional facilities maintenance. The executive director runs the day-to-day operations with the help of staff.
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