Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center’s “Dutch Treat” Named Region 9 Horse of the Year

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Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center’s beautiful 30-year-old Dutch Warmblood, ‘DT,’ has been awarded Region 9 Therapeutic Horse of the Year by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. Region 9 encompasses Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. DT was honored for her service to NWTRC at the PATH Intl. Awards Banquet in Bellevue on November 2nd. Here are a few tributes from those who know her: “Over 15 years of working with this horse and DT never fails to amaze me. A true schoolmaster in our versatile program, this horse does it all! Sound, kind, calm, responsive, an embodiment of all things we look for in our horses.”—Julia (Director of NWTRC). “This horse helps me with my communication skills; I understand my horse and my horse understands me. DT is very patient and I learn patience from her. I am learning about Temple Grandin and studying animal behavior in school because of my relationship with DT. She is the most special horse.” –Michelle (rider). DT joins her stablemates Kurt and Kleng as NWTRC’s third Region 9 Horse Of the Year. Congratulations!! For more information on the NWTRC, see our website,


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