About

Providing smiles and changing lives for over 30 years.

North Country RIDE (NCR) was incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 1982. NCR serves clients with a wide variety of challenges; physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral.  NCR is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH, Intl.)  Clients are able to participate in a variety of equine assisted therapeutic activities, following individualized programs designed and taught by one of our PATH Int. certified instructors.

Our program operates on a seasonal basis: April through October. The season is divided into four 6-week sessions.

Location

We are located in Esko, MN, 20 miles southwest of Duluth, MN. North Country RIDE owns 30 acres of land with a 69’x136′ arena for indoor lessons, a 100’x200′ outdoor arena, and a new client services & administration building.

From Interstate 35 Take exit #245/ Highway 61 exit, heading west twords Esko. Go 4 miles on Hwy. 61. Turn Right (north) onto Himango Rd. Go 1 ½ miles. Turn left (west) onto Hatinen Rd. Go 1 mile to Noth Country Ride Center on the left side of the road.


Our Mission

North Country RIDE’s mission is to promote personal growth and development through equine assisted therapeutic, educational, and recreational activities.

Our Vision

A community where all people facing life challenges can find growth and healing through a connection with horses.