Sunset Ridge Equestrian Center
Sunset Ridge Equestrian Center

The Incredible Equestrians

For children with special needs, Sunset Ridge offers more than horseback riding, we foster a learning sanctuary. Our goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment that nurtures the natural relationship between children and horses. Encouraging these unique connections that come from having no expectations helps to build friendship and understanding. By stimulating and cultivating these relationships, children benefit by growing mentally, physically and emotionally.

I appreciate that Diane has high yet reasonable expectations of the all the kids no matter their level of ability. She has a unique understanding of what happens when you put children and horses together.


Tracey Holton.

Granite Falls Elementary School

We offer individual riding lessons, specifically designed for each childs specific needs, level of knowledge and comfort and adjust to their learning style in hopes that they get the most out of each experience.


Language skills increase, balance and body awareness improve, fine motor skills flourish and gross motor skills strengthen through muscle use.

Every skill and activity learned here can be used to build, enhance and support other developmental abilities.


Every childs safety is of the utmost importance to us. Building their trust is an intricate part of our goal. Each child is assigned a walker at all times while mounted and riding and assistance is given while mounting and dismounting their horse.


To learn more about how this program can benefit your child, please call us for a consult or tour and ask us about our references.

School Programs:

Were excited to have partnered with Taylorsville Elementary, Granite Falls Elementary and Alexander County Middle School to provide these schools with this unique opportunity for their Exceptional Children, Child Enrichment and Special Needs Programs. Ranging in age, disabilities, cognitive and behavioral issues, we develop different strategies to ensure the children reach their maximum potential.
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