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Donate and/or participate in support of RVR's riders and horses! Your choice of in-person at our Afton lesson site or virtually:

  • During lessons July 22nd-26th with a special trail ride for our participants

  • Virtual fundraising campaign continues through July 31, 2024


The 2024 Walk-Wheel and Ride-A-Thon celebrates River Valley Riders 25 years of partnering with horses to serve people with special needs! This event raises funds to support our programs that help the families of our riders and drivers by keeping our services affordable and accessible.

Take the challenge and be the team that raises the most funds! Families, friends, fitness groups, book clubs, classmates and corporate groups can join together to support this grassroots campaign. There are so many amazing personal RVR stories of success — help us share them by inviting friends and family to support this fundraiser!

We have a special trail-ride fundraising event during lessons July 22nd-26th for our riders and drivers. Volunteers, you are a part of their team, so please join them in fundraising!

Or we have a virtual fundraising option for you to pick your activity: walking, wheeling, riding or anything you enjoy!

For more information and ways to participate:


River Valley Riders Has a New Website!

River Valley Riders' new website was launched this spring with a more colorful look and upgraded security settings.

Other improved features include:

  • Easier navigation on all types of devices
  • Expanded forms and reference documents for participants and volunteers
  • More direct access to information and videos

We thank Lisa and her team at Beecroft Marketing and Events for this wonderful upgrade!


Visit www.rivervalleyriders.org


RVR Clothing Store

For a limited time only!  The RVR Clothing Store will be open through 7/31/2024.

A selection of t-shirts and jackets are available to purchase in support of RVR. Order now!

Participants and donors of the 2024 Walk-Wheel & Ride-A-Thon could receive gift certificate(s) to the RVR Clothing Store based on the total amount of donations raised.  Event participants are also able to receive their choice of RVR hat or baseball cap based on their donations. For more information.

The t-shirt and hoodies will be delivered/shipped in early-September.


2024 Round-Up Gala

Please save the date for the 2024 Round-Up Gala Dinner and Auction that will be held Saturday, November 23rd at the DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul East!

The 2024 Round-Up Gala will be a special event celebrating River Valley Riders' 25th anniversary, our riders, volunteers, supporters and horses!

We are now collecting items for our live and silent auctions. For more information and to donate.


Our mission is to create a supportive community where people with special needs connect with horses and experience life-changing benefits.

River Valley Riders (EIN# 41-1949447) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with support from individuals, foundations and corporations. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Financial statements will be provided upon request.

River Valley Riders
8362 Tamarack Village Suite 119-440 Woodbury, Minnesota 55125

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