Founded in 2013 and as the first program of its kind in Wyandotte County, Due West Therapeutic Riding Center ("Due West TRC")  provides therapeutic riding services to children and adults with disabilities and other therapeutic needs.  Our program forms a connection between horse and rider that improves our clients' overall well-being.
Our program is designed to serve individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities; including autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, limited mobility, emotional disorders and vision and hearing impairments.
Due West TRC is located on 40 beautiful acres in Wyandotte County, just a couple of miles west of our former location. We are still on Donahoo Road and remain just minutes away from The Legends Shopping Center and Kansas Speedway, with easy, paved highway access from I-70, K7 and I-435. There are scenic views from all vantage points on the property, allowing families to experience much-needed time away from clinical settings and stressful, busy home lives.
Due West TRC serves individuals in Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Johnson and Douglas counties in Kansas, as well as the greater Kansas City, Missouri and surrounding areas. We continue to offer year-round riding times at our PATH-certified center.

5th Annual Cowboys & Angels
A Benefit for Due West Therapeutic Riding Center

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Barn Doors Open 5:30 pm
Dinner at 7:00 pm

Due West Ranch
Kansas City, Kansas 

Join us in June for our 5th Annual Benefit LIVE auction, dinner and dance! All proceeds go directly into the program at Due West Therapeutic Riding Center. We can't exist without the support we receive from this event, and YOU, so please put Cowboys & Angels on your calendar!

Keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page as we roll out the details and more information.

Table sponsorships and tickets NOW ON SALE! You can order online or download the form and mail it in with your payment! Thank you and we'll see you Saturday, June 1st!

Questions? Contact our Events Director:
Candace Villanueva at [email protected]

or Deb Ries at [email protected]

Can't attend but would still like to donate? Use the Donate button below, and THANK YOU!

2019 Tickets and Tables Order Form

Table Sponsorships Still On Sale Through May 22nd!

Tickets still on sale and can be purchased at the door the day of the Event!

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors!
Purchase your sponsorship today and join this fine and generous group!

Silver Spur Level

Joe & Leta Roth

Cowboys & Angels Level

Cowboys & Angels Level

Cowboys & Angels Level

Cowboys & Angels Level

Cowboys & Angels Level

Cowboys & Angels Level

Cowboys & Angels Level

$1,000.00 Sponsor​


Another BEAUTIFUL quilt, designed and sewn by the talented Melanie Hudgens (Quilts by Melanie and mom of rider, Kelli!) and donated to Due West TRC! You have to see this quilt in person - it is a work of art!

We are selling raffle tickets for this gorgeous quilt (ON SALE NOW) and will be selling them at the 5th Annual Cowboys & Angels Benefit Auction, Dinner & Dance on Saturday, June 1, 2019! The winner will be drawn at the event but you do not need to be present to win (but we'd sure like to see you there; it's FUN)!

Ticket prices are as follows:
1 for $10
3 for $25
5 for $40
10 for $75 

​VALUE: $200.00!

All proceeds go directly into the program at Due West Therapeutic Riding Center!

Questions? Contact Deb Ries at:
[email protected]

We may have changed locations but our mission is exactly the same. This video explains what that is better than any number of words on a page could ever hope to do. Please watch. Please donate, if you can:
Due West Therapeutic Riding Center
13400 Donahoo Road
Kansas City, Kansas 66109
Due West TRC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Donations are tax-deductible.
"This is a family. Everybody is very good to each other out here. Everybody is very good for each other out here."
~ Mary Sharp, Founder & Executive Director
To everyone requesting information on and enrollment in our program:

We thank you for your interest! The demand for therapeutic horseback riding is growing at a tremendous rate. While we would love to be able to accommodate everyone, we currently have a wait list for these services. 

Please know that ALL requests are being received and reviewed, even if you do not receive a direct confirmation from our Executive Director. When we have received all of your completed participant forms, we will add you to our wait list, in the order received. Forms can be found on our website, Our Services page, at 

We thank you for your patience and understanding!

HAY! Drive for Our Herd

Our herd means the world to us, so to keep them healthy and happy 24/7/365, we buy the highest quality hay we can find, but that comes at a price, and the price went up: it is now $80.00/bale. Our horses consume about 3 bales every 2-3 days… that’s a lot of HAY!

If you would like to donate to the HAY! Drive and help us offset this increased cost, we would greatly appreciate it, and so would our sweet, beautiful horses! You can donate here on our website by choosing the amount and using the "Add to Cart" button below. We also have envelopes available at the Center in the barn lounge on the TRC bulletin board if you would like to donate by cash or check, payable to Due West TRC. Mailing in your support? Please send your donation to:

Due West Therapeutic Riding Center
Attn: HAY! Drive
13400 Donahoo Road
Kansas City, Kansas 66109

Questions? Contact Deb Ries at [email protected] or (816) 289-0851.

As always, thank you for your continued support of our Center. We are deeply humbled by your love and generosity. 
Our Sincere Thanks to Our Recent Corporate & Community Sponsors

Zion United Church
of Christ

Eric and Julie Wyer Family

Our center cannot survive without the generous financial contributions from businesses and individuals in the communities we serve. You may rest assured that every single penny of every single dollar of your donation will go directly into our program. Our goal: to impact as many children and adults living with disabilities as we possibly can. That number can only go up through donations. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our center today. You can donate online by visiting our For Volunteers and Donors page here on our website or by mailing a check to: 

Due West Therapeutic Riding Center
13400 Donahoo Road
Kansas City, Kansas 66109

Thank you!

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Indoor Arena
Our arena is 200 x 100 feet with sand footing and energy-efficient, shadowless lighting.
Horse Prep Area
Five spacious cross ties allow our riders to prepare their horses safely.
Welcome to Due West Ranch
Tack Room
We are excited to provide therapeutic riding services on our beautiful 40-acre property!
The tack room is 30 x 10 feet and organized by discipline for ease of use.