CART - Charlottesville area riding academy

Make an Impact!

Charlottesville Area Riding Therapy (CART) is a nonprofit organization devoted to bringing therapeutic recreational horseback riding to children and adults with special needs in Charlottesville and the surrounding areas.

Get outside. Bond with horses. Connect with families. MAKE AN IMPACT!

CART serves children and adults (ages 4+) with a range of special needs, including but not limited to:

  • Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord/Brain Injuries, ADD/ADHD, Stroke, Cognitive Defects, Muscular Dystrophy, Amputations, Spina Bifida, Learning Disabilities, Hearing/Speech/Visual Impairments, PTSD/Veterans, Other Emotional & Physical Disorders


Ages 4–Adult

Day Camp


Our Horses are Friends, Confidence Builders & Therapists to Children & Adults • Lesson fees offset a small amount of our operating expenses, but we are funded by donations from community members. To help with the cost of our horse’s care, we accept individual and business sponsorships.


5924 Fried Farm Road
Crozet, Virginia 22932


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