About Rainbow Riders


Message from Ruth Bell Steinhauer, Chair, Rainbow Riders

Inclusivity matters. That’s where we start

It is vital to our young people – especially those with disabilities – to have the opportunity to experience physical and social activities. And that’s where our community and Rainbow Riders NL come together to create those opportunities. 

The therapeutic benefits of horseback riding are proven. And over the years, Rainbow Riders NL has made a difference in the lives of those with physical, social, emotional, and cognitive challenges.

Time spent with horses is wonderful. I was fortunate to grow up around horses and I understand the therapeutic benefits of being in their company. I’m honored to be the Chair of the Board for Rainbow Riders NL and a member of the Hoedown Team. This year’s annual fundraiser is vital to our community. I encourage you to be a part of The Hoedown in the Barn – so we can help more members of our community to benefit from the Rainbow Riders program.

Together, we can contribute more to our community.


Thank you,



Ruth Bell Steinhauer, Chair, Rainbow Riders



At Rainbow Riders, a rider in a wheelchair is able to experience freedom through their horse. A child with autism makes connections. Community grows. Magical things happen. Our ability to continue providing these valuable programs to children and youth with special challenges is not be possible without generous donations and support from our community.