About New Kingdom Trailriders
New Kingdom Trailriders (NKT) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation founded by a group of Christian horse owners wishing to dedicate their animal toward helping others. This desire to be of service to the community has produced a therapeutic horseback riding program for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social wellbeing of people with disabilities and challenges in the greater Quad City area and surrounding communities.
NKT is affiliated with and accredited by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). PATH provides support through setting of safety standards, accreditation, instructor certification, insurance coverage, literature and continuing education seminars which establishes program standards and techniques and provides other professional support to therapeutic horseback riding programs across the nation. PATH is dedicated to promoting the development and expansion of quality horseback riding programs for people with challenges.
Since 1984, NKT has provided equine assisted therapeutic programs for the education and recreational benefit of physically, mentally, and emotionally disabled and challenged individuals. Today, NKT works with approximately 80 to 100 students in a given year, ranging from ages four to adult.
NKT services the greater Quad City area and surrounding communities by empowering children, adults, and military veterans facing physical, mental, emotional, and social challenges to create active healthier, and more fulfilling lives through equine-assisted activities.
NKT will be well known and respected as a leading regional provider of equine-assisted activities. We will provide comprehensive riding programs to help each participant realize their own potential.
We will be a model of best practices in providing high quality and comprehensive services to an expanding number of children, adults and families with a variety of special needs.
We will continue to increase the knowledge of equine-assisted activities through certification and training, via our affiliation with Professional Association of Therapeutic