Celebrating 23 Years

23 Years Strong Thanks to Your Support

At Ride On St. Louis we promote health and enrich lives through love, joy and holistic healing. We are a comprehensive therapy, conditioning and learning non-profit organization serving veterans, youth, and children and adults with health complications, as well as, the retired equine assisted service horses who partner in our programs. Ride On St. Louis focuses on healing services that incorporate the movement of the horse, equine environment and horse-human interaction to provide substantial and sustaining quality of life improvements. Our health and wellness programs for both humans and horses improve quality of life through individualized treatment and or activity plans.

Ride On St. Louis has the joy and opportunity to witness miracles first hand. Some clients speak their first words on our program horses, take their first steps, and make substantial improvements in their first weeks at Ride On St. Louis.


Ride On St. Louis became the first equine assisted services center to operate in the South County area of St. Louis, Missouri. The initial staff consisted of the Founder and Program Director, Marita Wassman, an occupational therapy assistant and several helpers who ran the facility on a volunteer basis for four years. With community support, hard work and a vision, Ride On St. Louis has become a renowned equine-assisted services center offering elite supports through a knowledgeable and devoted staff, trained volunteers and happy, healthy equine partners.

Equine assisted physical therapy at Ride On St. Louis

Elite Service


Ride On St. Louis is a Premier Accredited Center through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International


Member of the American Hippotherapy Association

Member of the Equine Welfare Network

BBB Accredited, A+ Rated and Wise Giving Seal Holder