Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center Announces Search for New Executive Director


Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center (HRTRC) announced that the Board of Directors will be conducting a search over the coming weeks to identify a successor for the previous Executive Director, Dita Keith, who left the organization in early May 2020.

Keith recently celebrated 12 years with Healing Reins and, in her role as executive director, helped lead HRTRC to become Central Oregon’s largest, longest standing and most trusted therapeutic riding center. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we want to thank Keith for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the organization.

At HRTRC, people of all ages and abilities are helped to gain independence and experience joy in a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. HRTRC offers nationally accredited, evidence-based and affordable equine-assisted therapies and activities that change the lives of those with special needs through the healing power of the horse.

To learn more about the open executive director position, send a resume or request for information to jobs@healingreins.org.

Founded in 1999, HRTRC earned its distinguished status as a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International Premier Accredited Center in 2001. HRTRC has maintained that designation through a rigorous re-accreditation process that occurs every five years and is the only center of its kind in Oregon east of the Cascades.

HRTRC offers an ADA-approved facility complete with an indoor riding arena, a dedicated and confidential mental health arena, an outdoor arena, two round pen learning areas and a Sensory Integration/Challenge Trail course with beautiful views of Mt. Bachelor and the Oregon Cascade range. Professionally certified staff are supported by trained volunteers and specially selected program horses to deliver year-round services.

HRTRC relies on our generous community for support, both in the arena and in other areas of our daily operations. In addition to providing volunteer support, the Central Oregon community contributes generously to Healing Reins through private donations, corporate sponsorships, in- kind contributions and participation in our annual benefit auction, Diamonds & Dust and our yearly on-line event, The Triple Crown FunRacer.

Programs continue to grow to address community demand, and in our mission To Heal with Horses, we remain dedicated to our founding values of safety, respect, compassion, excellence and honesty.



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