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Whitewater Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Assocation

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Whitewater Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Association, founded in 1994, represents the vision of Kerri Ellis and Joyce Scott. These women, raised with horses and later involved in the world of disabilities and special needs, envisioned a program where individuals with disabilities, the elderly and less fortunate youth would experience the benefits, joys of involvement with horses.

Thanks to a donation of 6 acres from Terry McNellis, WTRRA equines have improved pasture. A donation of a Noble Barn from Tim Westfall, was installed summer 2012 and added even more benefits to equine and volunteers.

WTRRA provides programs in the 100×200 Titan Cover All Arena which allows about 178×85 feet of excellent riding area. In addition,  a grant from the Steele-Reese Foundation funded a 160 foot round loping arena and a CHC Foundation grant made it possible to develop an on-site trail/obstacle course. These additions benefit Lemhi County public as well as WTRRA programs.


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Location Salmon, ID
Status Active
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
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