Helping Hands, Helping Hooves, Helping Hearts
Columbia, Missouri Est. 1988

Welcome to Cedar Creek!

Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center has been providing horseback riding therapy to people with disabilities in the mid-Missouri area since 1988. 

Cedar Creek serves more than 200 people per year with all types of disabilities and relies on hundreds volunteers to operate.  Become part of Cedar Creek through VolunteeringRiding or Donating.

Cedar Creek is located on Hwy 163 south of Columbia.  For a map to the farm click here

Announcements & News

Join us SUNDAY November 9 for the 2014 Ride-a-Thon. This year is going to be AMAZING! The Ride-a-thon details are NOW POSTED!

Join us for the world premiere of "Riding My Way Back" on Sunday November 9 at 4 PM during the Cedar Creek ride-a-thon fundraiser. 


Riding My Way Back is a short documentary that chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide.  In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in addition to third-degree burns and nerve damage from a roadside bomb.  At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors:  a horse named Fred.  Through caring for Fred and building mutual trust, Aaron begins the difficult process of reconnecting to the world around him and healing the terrible, invisible wounds of war that had nearly defeated him.

Who is Karen Grindler?! Read the Columbia Home Magazine article about Cedar Creek's Founder and Director

Healing with Horses: Watch the video about how Cedar Creek changes lives

Angel is inducted into the Horse Hall of Fame. Read more about Cedar Creek's beloved horse here.

Check out Cedar Creek in the News! Our lovely Gypsy horses are on the cover of Pet Project Magazine.

Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center: Helping Hands, Helping Hooves, Helping Hearts. Read the touching story about one family's experience with therapeutic riding (Kelli Thomas. Catching The Curve Balls, Caring for Children with Special Needs, Columbia Daily Tribune weblog, Aug 22, 2012)

Horses for Heroes: Watch KOMU's story about the Cedar Creek program for Veterans!

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