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Next rider event - Trip to State Special Olympics Equestrian Show at Huron - July 10-11

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SunCatcher Therapeutic Riding Academy, Inc. is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) charitable status that provides equine-assisted activities and therapy programs for children, teens, and adults with special needs.

We currently provide the following services in the Black Hills area:

  • Regular therapy sessions April to October
  • Special Olympics training
  • Host Area Special Olympics Equestrian Show
  • Participate in State Special Olympics Equestrian Competition
  • Themed Pony Weeks
    • Spirit Pony
    • Circus Pony
    • Cow Pony
    • Renaissance Pony
    • Fantasy Pony
    • Arabian Knights
  • Parades and exhibits
  • SunCatcher Chuckwagon & Family Campout
  • Spring Kickoff - Open House & Awards
  • Tucker Day Special Needs Rodeo
  • Black Hills RoundUp Special Needs Rodeo
  • Youth Enrichment Volunteer Program


Interested in participating?
Go to Application Forms.

Interested in volunteering?
Go to Application Forms


Contact SunCatcher TRA


Major - looking forward to seeing his riders this spring at SunCatcher!!

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Check our Facebook page to see the Photos for
Vounteer Training 2017
Grooming Day 2017

and Albums for
- SunCatcher at State 2016
- Outside the Arena-State 2016
- SunCatcher/Special Olympic
Area Show




Click on the Program/Events link at top of page to see a list of events for 2017

for info on Special Needs Rodeo





Loaf 'n Jug

for providing the Concession Stand for our Area-Special Olympics Show on June 24 and for providing free lunch for all participants and volunteers!!!


Thank you SunCatcher Volunteers!!

The Area-Special Olympics Show would not have been possible without all of you!!!
31 athletes participated in events such as Working Trails, Western Equitation, Showmanship at Halter, and Barrels. What a great day it was!!!


Arera Show Riders

Congratulations Riders!! Good Job!!


Western Equitation

Go to our Facebook page for more photos!!



Come see us at Main Street Square Concert Series (Thurs 6-9pm)

We'll have horses available for photos

Different Theme Each Thursday

June 1 - Western
June 8 - Pirates
June 15 - Hawaiian / South Seas
June 22 - Mardi Gras
June 29 - Patriotic - Red/White/Blue
July 6 - Christmas in July
July 13 - Medieval Knights

SunCatcher Office
Phone # 939-4907

E-mail address:


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SunCatcher Therapeutic Riding Academy

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SunCatcher Therapeutic Riding Academy
P.O. Box 3975
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709

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