The Center

NDR Therapeutic Riding got its start in August of 2010, with a group of students from Peppermint Ridge. Since that time, NDR has significantly increased the number of students we serve and volunteers that selflessly give their time and energy to our organization.

Group lessons are currently scheduled on Saturday mornings, year-round except when rain or wind create unsafe conditions. Private lessons are held during the week at the mutually agreed and available times. Special activities, including participatory horse shows, awards ceremonies, and holiday parties, occur 1-2 times a year.

The Setting

NDR Therapeutic Riding is located at No Drama Ranch, a boarding and training stable in Norco, California. Most classes are conducted in an 80 × 100 ft fenced arena with an ADA-compliant mounting ramp and separate entrance and exit gates. An adjacent fenced and partly covered waiting/picnic area allows students to view lessons and interact with volunteers and each other.

Business of the year

NDR Therapeutic Riding was honored to be named business of the year 2015

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, the Norco Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Installation & Awards Dinner at the American Legion Post 328 to install the Chamber’s Board of Directors for 2016 and recognize the work of community businesses and Chamber members over the past year.  NDR was asked to attend and receive a very special "Business of the year" award.

In an article recently published by the The Norco Chamber of Commerce, regarding the Installation and awards dinner,  NDR was again honored to be mentioned;

"Business of the Year, an award designed to recognize a member of the Chamber that has made exceptional strides and significant efforts in the community over the past year, was presented to Donna Hyde, owner of NDR Therapeutic Riding. Hyde has spent more than 30 years working with people with disabilities and developed her business in order to provide unique treatment through horseback riding that has proven to be incredibly successful and effective. The program has garnered more than 60 clients, and their facility became the training site for the Special Olympic U.S. equestrian team".

For the full article on the event, please refer to