How to help

Riverwood is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable corporation that is governed by a volunteer board of directors. All Riverwood students are charged a fee for lessons that is discounted in order to make therapeutic riding affordable for our families. The fees charged only cover 30% of our operating costs. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.

In order to meet our operating budget, fundraising events, gifts, grants, special events and donations have to account for 70% of our income. You will find some giving opportunities listed below. Please contact us for any questions you may have about ways you can support Riverwood. Donations are vital to our success, and every dollar counts! We are truly grateful for the support of the entire Riverwood family!

Wish List

  • *NEW* Volunteer Orientation Supplies – bottled water, granola bars and nab crackers
  • Forever Stamps
  • Office Supply Store and SAMS Club Gift Cards
  • Children’s Wintec Lead Line Saddle
  • Children’s Peacock Safety Stirrups
  • Paper Towels
  • Septic Safe Toilet Tissue
  • Kleenex
  • Printer/Copier Paper
  • Legends CarbCare and Triple Crown Senior Horse Feed
  • Southern States or Triple Crown Brand UPC Feed Labels
  • Acti-Flex 4000 joint supplement
  • Equi-min mineral block

Program and Capital Improvement Sponsorships

  • $30,000 – Indoor Arena Naming
  • $15,000 Technology – computer updates, printing costs, website administration, phones and office machines, copying expenses, newsletter publication
  • $5,000 – $10,000 Naming Opportunities – horse stalls, tack room, classroom, paddocks, upstairs offices, outdoor run-in stalls
  • $5,000 – Name Outdoor Ring, renewable annually

Business, Individual and Group Sponsorships

Riverwood hosts several events each year, and there are many opportunities for sponsorships including horse sponsorships, rider sponsorships, horse show and timed trail ride sponsorships, program and equipment sponsorships, and more. Every single dollar raised helps sustain Riverwood. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact us at

Corporate sponsors play a significant role in the success of our special events, from benefit dinners to horse shows. RTRC works with Corporate Sponsors to customize their involvement in order to best meet the corporations’ specific philanthropic, marketing and employee interests and involvement needs.

Hearts and Hooves Giving Society

Hearts and Hooves is a group of devoted donors who are building Riverwood’s capacity to meet the growing need for equine assisted services in our community. Members make an minimum annual gift of $2,500. There is an immediate desire to sustain our student scholarship and horse care funds, which have increased in need due to growth in programming and number of students. Our goal is to raise $100,000 annually through the Hearts and Hooves Giving Society, which will be used to meet the current demand for services and to meet the growing demand for services over the next 5 years. The members of this society are truly paving the way for Riverwood’s bright future and are recognized as our sustainers. Learn more here or contact the office with questions.

Horse and Rider Sponsors

Horse sponsorships are $1,000 per year and help offset the costs associated with equine care. We hope to have a minimum of two – three sponsors per horse. Student sponsorships are $1000 a year and supplement costs that are not covered by tuition, including scholarships. It is Riverwood’s policy to not turn anyone away for financial reasons, so we rely heavily on the generosity of the community to assist us with this cost. If you, your family, business, or any group or organization would like to learn more about student sponsorships, or would like to sponsor one of our amazing therapy horses, please Contact Us for details.

Bricks of Love Program

Riverwood was built by “bricks of love” through the help and support of our local community and donors like you. Now, you can purchase a brick paver to be laid on the floor of Riverwood’s indoor facility. Click here for a picture. Purchase a paver for $75 and include what you wish for us to write. You can commemorate the loss of a loved one, beloved horse or pet, or simply show your support for the riders and horses at Riverwood by helping us “brick-by-brick.”
Click here for an order form.

Peter R. Kellogg Endowment Fund

Please specify if you would like your contribution to go toward the fund.

Employee Matching Programs

If you already contribute to Riverwood, or plan to do so, please check to see if your employer will match your contribution! Many employers will and we appreciate your support!


Make your search engine and homepage and designate Riverwood as your charity – $.01 of every search you make will go to Riverwood.


Attention Amazon shoppers: please be sure to designate us as your charitable organization when you check out. AmazonSmile will donate a percentage of your purchase to Riverwood!

SHOW Program

The Southern States SHOW (Special Horse Organization Winner) program provides a cash rebate to non-profit horse organizations. Riverwood has benefited from this program for several years, earning as much as $500/year. Here is how you can help: Cut out the proof of purchase seal from your Reliance, Legends or Triple Crown feeds and either mail them to us or give us a call and we will come pick them up. The specialty feeds pay .25 each!