Welcome to Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center


The nonprofit Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center, which is affiliated with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, (P.A.T.H. International), offers a year-round therapeutic recreational horseback-riding program for special needs children and adults. For more information, click on “Enrolling” above.

Riding develops strength and balance, and increases self-esteem, benefiting individuals with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, Down Syndrome, autism, brain injury or head trauma, visual and and hearing impairments, mental or learning disorders and muscular dystrophy.

A Look at Horseplay


Interested in becoming a volunteer?  Please click on Steps to Becoming a Volunteer.


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New Instructor

The Horseplay Staff is very pleased to announce that another experienced PATH Certified Instructor has joined our
program starting in March.
Sharon Commisso, our new addition, has been a PATH instructor and program director with the Napa C.A.R.E. Center
(Cornerstone Assisted Riding and Equitherapy) for the last 5 years. C.A.R.E. recently ceased their operations in August 2016
Sharon will now put her experience and energy into our sessions. She is married, lives in Napa and has 2 horses of her own.
Sharon will be our Wednesday night instructor, replacing Kristin, who is expecting her new baby in May. They are working
together to insure we have a smooth transition. Sharon will also instruct on some Saturdays. Please give her a warm welcome when you meet her.

Donor Spotlight

Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center wishes to express their deep appreciation for the continuing generous financial support provided by the Valero Energy Corporation.

Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center wishes to express their deep appreciation for the continuing generous financial support provided by Genentech.

Volunteer Spotlight

Khanna Family


I volunteer at Horseplay because I want to make a positive impact in the riders’ lives. The best thing about Horseplay is when I can tell the rider is really enjoying them self and knowing I was part of the reason the person is so happy.


I volunteer at Horseplay to be a better person. Not many kids my age are volunteering anywhere and I was exposed to horse riding at a young age. Horseplay gives me the opportunity to help out with horses and also the riders. I keep coming back to have the satisfaction that I helped make a difference in my community.  For me, one of the best things about Horseplay is when I am walking next to the rider and I see a smile in the rider’s face. It brings such a good feeling to me and it makes me happy knowing that the riders are happy.

Around the Corral

Resident Artist

Simon Eisenberg

 Rider Simon Eisenberg has painted all the Horseplay horses!
This is his portrait of Farina. He has overcome his disability of autism to share his gift with us all.
He paints a variety of animals and sales of his prints have raised nearly $3,000 for Horseplay!