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New Heights Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1998. We are a the only PATH premier therapeutic equestrian center in the state of Louisiana. We are dedicated to positively impacting lives through our life changing equine therapy. We help people who have physical, cognitive, and emotional difficulties reach their full potential. We serve a wide variety of groups and individuals in our community and beyond.


Our facility is located on eight beautiful acres adjacent to Summergrove Polo Farms in Folsom, Louisiana. We also have access to 22 acres of wooded riding trails across from our property for our riders to enjoy. We have a fully handicap accessible facility with a covered arena and a 16 stall barn. Our arena is equipped with a wheelchair accessible ramp and a lift, which can hold up to 1,200 pounds to assist wheelchair bound clients to mount the horse. 


We operate with the help of our community, volunteers, and generous donors who support our mission every day.

We invite you to schedule a tour our facility and get involved!

Come and experience your healing through the power of the horse!


Sporting Clays for a Cause

Join us on Friday, November 10 for our 3rd Annual "Sporting Clays for a Cause" to benefit New Heights Therapeutic Riding Center. Breakfast provided before with lunch and cocktails provided after the tournament.


New Heights Therapeutic Riding Center has an amazing team devoted to providing life changing therapy to our riders. We work tirelessly to help fulfill New Heights mission everyday.  

Learn about our staff and board members by clicking below. 



New Heights is proud to offer numerous services and programs designed to provide life changing therapy to meet the specific needs of each rider. 

Some of our services include therapeutic riding in the form of Adaptive Therapy and Hippotherapy. 

Scholarships are available to those in need.  

Our services benefit a variety of people including those with developmental delays, down syndrome, autism, post traumatic stress, paralysis, multiple sclerosis, and more. 

One of our most popular programs serves our Veterans.

Click below to learn more about our programs,

and how to become a rider.


New Heights is always in need of volunteers to help with lessons, take care of our horses, help with special events, and so much more! We are flexible with your schedule and no horse experience is necessary!

Did you know that you can get service hours for volunteering at New Heights?  We welcome individuals and groups.

Click below to learn more about opportunities to volunteer. 

You can make a positive impact today! 


100% Donor Funded

New Heights is solely funded through generous contributors like you! Please consider donating today to make a huge difference in the lives of our riders. 


70% of Riders

on Scholarship

Through donations and sponsorship of New Heights, we are able to provide life changing therapy to our riders.


9 Horses

New Heights currently has 9 horses leased to provide equine therapy to our riders.

You can view their profiles and read about their unique personalities below. 

Oscar J. Tolmas was a lifelong resident of New Orleans, a Veteran of WWII, and an attorney and real estate developer. Horse racing was a passion of Tolmas. In his last will and testament, he formed the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust to help charitable organizations fulfill their missions. His legacy and generosity will live on in the hearts of many.

New Heights gratefully acknowledges the enormous support of the Oscar J. Tolmas Foundation whose continued support has propelled our mission and enabled so many adults and children with cognitive, physical, and emotional challenges to experience the healing power of the horse.

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