Therapeutic Riding, Great Strides, Inc

Address: 26771 Howard Chapel Drive
Damascus,, MD 20872
Phone: (301) 253-1166 Fax: (301) 2533955 Email: Website:

For over twelve years, we have welcomed individuals and groups seeking new, innovative and effective approaches to learning and personal growth. Whether you are looking to expand your potential, develop life skills, learn to ride, or enrich your leadership and professional skills, we have something to offer you.


Personal Growth Programs – Following a comprehensive assessment session with our clients, we develop an individualized plan for growth. We evaluate progress toward goals on an ongoing basis. These goals may be emotional, behavioral, social, mental, or spiritual in nature. Facilitating activities may be done while mounted on the horse, unmounted, or may not include the horse at all, depending on the clients needs. We offer individual and small-group therapeutic settings. Therapeutic services for individuals and groups include:

  • Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL)
  • Therapeutic Horsemanship (TH)
  • Psychotherapy


Contact:  Terry Lewis

Phone: (301) 253-1166



Riding Lessons and More – Learn to ride the Great Strides way! Whether you are new to the world of horsemanship, have been on hiatus or want to sharpen your skills, our Conscious Riding programs offer you expert instruction, with an emphasis on developing the human/horse connection, and an understanding of what we bring to this relationship. We offer year-round instruction in basic horsemanship and English riding lessons for beginners through more experienced riders.


Mental Health and CEU Programs – Great Strides offers a variety of innovative programs for business professionals desiring to enhance their leadership skills and for mental health professionals seeking new approaches to working with their clients. We guarantee that your professional development experience at Great Strides will be unlike any other you have encountered.


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