New Kingdom Trailriders

Phone: 309-764-4220
18929 81st Street
Sherrard, Illinois 61281

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Programs & Services

Why Horseback Riding?

Horseback riding helps individuals who face physical, mental, social and emotional challenges enrich their lives through:


The horses' soothing rhythm, strength, warmth, and three-dimensional movement patterns provide healthy exercises for the rider while improving their circulation and muscle tone.

Most riders show significant improvements in their core strength, fine and gross motor skills, coordination, tone, self confidence, mobility, social skills, and even verbalization after participating in NKT’s programs.

NKT is the only premier Accredited PATH facility providing therapeutic riding of this kind in the Quad City Area.

Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic Riding is an equine assisted activity that promotes mental simulation, physical strengthening, emotional development and social interaction in a fun and active way; helping to enrich the lives of individuals young and old facing physical, mental, social and emotional challenges.

Benefits of Therapeutic Riding

  • Builds Strength
  • Increases Flexibility
  • Develops Balance
  • Improves Coordination
  • Improves Coping Skills
  • Develops Motor Skills
  • Promotes Self-Confidence
  • Improves Social Skills
  • Gives Purpose
  • Encourages Independence

New Kingdom Trailriders services individuals from ages four to adults who face a wide range of challenges, including (but not limited to):

  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Fine/Gross Motor Skills
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Visual/Hearing Impaired
  • Sensory Integration
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Developmental Deley
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Emotional Disorders

Find out more information on our Riders page.