Kristin Sturdivan, founder and owner with four therapy horses

At Young Hearts Therapeutic Riding, we are dedicated to providing a program that strengthens individuals' physical, emotional, cognitive, and social skills through connections with horses.


We  are an active community providing opportunities for social engagement, friendship, outdoor experiences, and creative activities. 

Our Story

Young Hearts Therapeutic Riding is the culmination of my passion for horses and individuals with special needs. Our program incorporates an equine connection with communication skill building for riders of all ages and abilities.


I have been a certified PATH instructor (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) since 2017 and​ have a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work with a minor in Sociology and Kinesiology. I completed my Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology in December of 2021.


In addition to providing therapeutic riding lessons, I am working as a Clinical Fellow at a local speech clinic as I finalize my credentials as a Speech Language Pathologist. 


I love witnessing the powerful bonds that are created between humans and horses. I'd love to meet you at Young Hearts Therapeutic Riding!