The Youthdale Riding Program is a registered Canadian charity that provides therapeutic riding lessons for youth at-risk in Ontario. Youthdale serves youth who are involved with Children’s Aid Services, youth struggling with mental health and/or addictions, and LGBTQ2+ youth. Riders come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, but they are similarly struggling emotionally and behaviourally and are considered at-risk. Participating youth are provided the opportunity to learn basic horsemanship and riding skills in a uniquely supportive environment. Youthdale’s magical horses have a way of boosting self-esteem, channelling emotions in a positive way, and grounding participants in the present moment. Through interacting with their horse, participants are able to develop life skills, build confidence, and gain insight into their own issues and challenges. The goal is to create an experience where each participant feels successful, empowered and connected to their horse. Youthdale receives no government funding and rely on the generosity of private and corporate donors. Our funds will go directly to enabling the program to target youth from the New Tecumseth area, an area they had not previously served.