JHTRA Welcomes New Executive Director

Though we're all sad to see Kelly Merriott leave us for the warmer climate of Texas, we're excited about welcoming our new Executive Director, Sue Suddith, who will take the reins as Executive Director this November. Sue has a BA in Equine Studies and a Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management; has attended and presented at numerous workshops related to nonprofits; and is a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified instructor. She is founder and Executive Director of CHAPS (Children, Horses, and Adults in Partnership) in Sheridan, WY.

The board and staff feel very fortunate that someone as well suited as Sue Suddith will be joining JHTRA. If you get the chance after Sue begins, please stop by and welcome her to Jackson and to Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding Association.  Read more about our staff here!

Our Vision

At Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding Association we harness the unique bond between a horse and its rider to empower our students with confidence, strength, and independence. With limitless physical, psychological, and emotional benefits, therapeutic riding is a gift to everyone involved.

Mission Statement

Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding Association promotes healing with horses through equine assisted therapeutic and educational activities for people of all ages with disabilities, regardless of economic status. The Association encourages the natural relationship between horse and rider, which results in the rider's improved physical and emotional well being.