New Kingdom Trailriders

New Kingdom Trailriders New Kingdom Trailriders strives to become the leading standard uniting people with horses through acceptance and encouragement to achieve emotional and physical wellness.
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New Kingdom Trailriders (NKT) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation founded by a group of Christian horse owners wishing to dedicate their animal toward helping others. This desire to be of service to the community has produced a therapeutic horseback riding program for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social wellbeing of people with disabilities and challenges in the greater Quad City area and surrounding communities. NKT is affiliated with and accredited by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). PATH provides support through setting of safety standards, accreditation, instructor certification, insurance coverage, literature and continuing education seminars which establishes program standards and techniques and provides other professional support to therapeutic horseback riding programs across the nation. PATH is dedicated to promoting the development and expansion of quality horseback riding programs for people with challenges. Since 1984, NKT has provided equine assisted therapeutic programs for the education and recreational benefit of physically, mentally, and emotionally disabled and challenged individuals. Today, NKT works with approximately 80 to 100 students in a given year, ranging from ages four to adult. Why Horseback Riding? Horseback riding helps individuals who face physical, mental, social and emotional challenges enrich their lives through:

- Mental Stimulation
- Physical Strengthening
- Emotional Development
- Social Interaction

The horses' soothing rhythm, strength, warmth, and three-dimensional movement patterns provide healthy exercises for the rider while improving their circulation and muscle tone. Most riders show significant improvements in their core strength, fine and gross motor skills, coordination, tone, self confidence, mobility, social skills, and even verbalization after participating in NKT’s programs. NKT is the only premier Accredited PATH facility providing therapeutic riding of this kind in the Quad City Area.

Operating as usual

02/02/2021
Be sure to sign up for the 2021 Riding Season!

February is HERE!!! 🐴❤️

Session 1 of the 2021 Riding Season will be here before we know it. (Starts the week of Feb. 22nd)

If you are interested in signing up for Therapeutic Riding lessons, the time to start is NOW!

Therapeutic riding is beneficial for riders of all ages – starting at age 4.

NKT serves individuals who struggle physically, mentally, socially or emotionally by providing horseback riding lessons with a therapeutic effect.

Horseback riding is an excellent, socially distanced, activity that can benefit you in many ways. Whether you have a love for horses and always wanted to learn to ride, or have pain that effects your ability to move. Therapeutic horseback riding lessons are here to help!

The days and times that are still available are listed below!

Please visit our website to find the 2021 Rider Paperwork and Handbook.

📧 • Email Monika today to schedule your intake – [email protected]

If you are a returning rider be sure to email Monika to hold a spot!!

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
– Winston Churchill

Monday group lesson spots available:
1:15pm - 2:00pm
2:15pm - 3:00pm
3:30pm - 4:15pm
4:30pm - 5:15pm – Advanced riders

Monday private lesson spots available:
9:15am - 9:45am
10:00am - 10:30am

Tuesday group lesson spots available:
9:15am - 10:00am
11:15am - 12:00pm
2:30pm - 3:15pm – Intermediate riders
3:30pm - 4:15pm
5:00pm - 5:45pm

Tuesday private lesson spots available:
1:00pm - 1:30pm
1:45pm - 2:15pm

Wednesday group lesson spots available:
4:00pm - 4:45pm – Intermediate riders
6:15pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday private lesson spots available:
10:45am - 11:15am
1:00pm - 1:30pm
1:30pm - 2:00pm

Thursday group lesson spots available:
2:00pm - 2:45pm
3:00pm - 3:45pm
4:45pm - 5:30pm – Intermediate riders
6:00pm - 6:45pm – Advanced riders

Friday group lesson spots available:
3:30pm - 4:15pm
4:30pm - 5:15pm

Friday private lesson spots available:
1:00pm - 1:30pm
2:30pm - 3:00pm

Please take a second and vote for New Kingdom Trailriders in the 2021 NIA Annual Photo Contest for Nonprofits! This year...
02/01/2021
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Please take a second and vote for New Kingdom Trailriders in the 2021 NIA Annual Photo Contest for Nonprofits!

This years photo theme is 'Nonprofit Strong'

Voting is easy – just go to this page https://cont.st/pLtRR_cJyxGjb?g=1 and cast your vote between February 1-7, 2021. Each person may vote once during the contest period.

By voting you can help us win a cash prize and publicity!

Share this post to help get the word out. Thanks for your support!

Special thanks to Jeff Ohnemus for this beautiful photo, representing NKT Strong ❤️🖤❤️🖤🐴

New Kingdom Trailriders

We want to wish a HUGE happy birthday to the best looking, biggest hearted, truly dedicated executive director ❤️❤️ Happ...
01/26/2021

We want to wish a HUGE happy birthday to the best looking, biggest hearted, truly dedicated executive director ❤️❤️

Happy birthday Jodie!!! Have a great day!!

💥BIG💥things happened today at NKT! So thankful for the efforts of Ihrig Works LLC for making this project happen for us!
01/18/2021

💥BIG💥things happened today at NKT! So thankful for the efforts of Ihrig Works LLC for making this project happen for us!

HUGE shout out to💥Courtney Janaszak💥 for getting the beautifully painted sign additions to our wall!! And special shout ...
01/12/2021

HUGE shout out to💥Courtney Janaszak💥 for getting the beautifully painted sign additions to our wall!! And special shout out to our volunteer Nate for getting them hung today!

Thank you to all the special individuals who dedicate time, donations and true love for our organization!!

We couldn’t do what we do without each and every volunteer, donor, horse and rider.

Thank you for being you!

❤️🖤❤️🖤

Enjoying our winter wonderland ❄️❤️🐴
01/06/2021

Enjoying our winter wonderland ❄️❤️🐴

12/25/2020

Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us at New Kingdom Trailriders!!!

Thank you Sue for sharing this photo of our sweet Jazzy girl!!!!

12/23/2020

Happy Holidays from the NKT Staff!

We hope you enjoy a little humor on this Christmas Eve Eve 🐴🖤❤️

Have a great Tuesday! ❤️🖤❤️🖤
12/22/2020

Have a great Tuesday! ❤️🖤❤️🖤

Don't forget to stop and check out our tree at Theisen's - Please help spread the word and support New Kingdom Trailride...
12/22/2020

Don't forget to stop and check out our tree at Theisen's - Please help spread the word and support New Kingdom Trailriders this Holiday Season 🐴☃️❄️

Be sure to stop at Theisen’s-Davenport to see what you can purchase to help further New Kingdom Trailriders Mission this holiday season.

New Kingdom Trailriders's cover photo
12/21/2020

New Kingdom Trailriders's cover photo

Any last minute shoppers out there?
12/20/2020

Any last minute shoppers out there?

Christmas shopping and supporting NKT 🖤❤️ doesn’t get much better than that!

Purchase a NKT Calendar for 2021 ($17):

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6XGJYK259ERNU

Purchase a one of a kind Isabel Bloom - NKT Winston ornament ($28):

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Q588JR9ASY4QN

** When you visit the PayPal links $2 has been added to the calendars for shipping and $8 for the ornaments**

• If you prefer to pay cash or check and pick up the items at the barn to ensure Christmas delivery, be sure to message us and we can set that up! Shipping will then be deducted.

Christmas shopping and supporting NKT 🖤❤️ doesn’t get much better than that! Purchase a NKT Calendar for 2021 ($17):http...
12/18/2020

Christmas shopping and supporting NKT 🖤❤️ doesn’t get much better than that!

Purchase a NKT Calendar for 2021 ($17):

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6XGJYK259ERNU

Purchase a one of a kind Isabel Bloom - NKT Winston ornament ($28):

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Q588JR9ASY4QN

** When you visit the PayPal links $2 has been added to the calendars for shipping and $8 for the ornaments**

• If you prefer to pay cash or check and pick up the items at the barn to ensure Christmas delivery, be sure to message us and we can set that up! Shipping will then be deducted.

Today we celebrate National Day of the Horse by honoring the foundation of  our organization....our amazing therapy hors...
12/13/2020

Today we celebrate National Day of the Horse by honoring the foundation of our organization....our amazing therapy horses. As a therapy animal, horses relieve the symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other disorders. Long past their age as a trail horse or champion show horse they continue connecting to humans, and we continue to rely on them.
You can honor them by giving a gift to provide feed, hay, vet costs, farrier care and much more. They give so much to our riders and love their jobs!

www.nktriders.org

Not the easiest interview I’ve ever done, but thrilled to be able to share our story yet again!! Can’t wait for zoom mee...
12/11/2020
New Kingdom Trailriders

Not the easiest interview I’ve ever done, but thrilled to be able to share our story yet again!! Can’t wait for zoom meetings to be a thing of the past!!!!

Thank you so much to WHBF, Living Local, and Brittney for your continued support of New Kingdom Trailriders!!If you woul...
12/11/2020
New Kingdom Trailriders | Pandemic Response

Thank you so much to WHBF, Living Local, and Brittney for your continued support of New Kingdom Trailriders!!

If you would like more information on our organization, how to donating to our program, or becoming a rider/volunteer, please contact Jodie or Monika at 309-764-4220.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uct7jWLHvkM

It has taken a lot of creativity, resiliency, and perseverance for many charitable organizations to continue serving our community during the pandemic. And N...

The mini’s (Husker and Harley) helping to spread some Christmas cheer ❤️🖤❤️ in perfect mini fashion 🥰
12/10/2020

The mini’s (Husker and Harley) helping to spread some Christmas cheer ❤️🖤❤️ in perfect mini fashion 🥰

Be sure to stop at Theisen’s-Davenport to see what  you can purchase to help further New Kingdom Trailriders Mission thi...
12/08/2020

Be sure to stop at Theisen’s-Davenport to see what you can purchase to help further New Kingdom Trailriders Mission this holiday season.

Be sure to email Monika if you are interested in holding a spot for the 2021 riding season!! (New riders and returning r...
12/07/2020

Be sure to email Monika if you are interested in holding a spot for the 2021 riding season!! (New riders and returning riders)

Spots are filling quickly and we don’t want you to miss out on your day, time or instructor 🖤❤️

Can’t pay your hold fee right now but still interested in riding?
Communicate with us! communication is key to a successful riding season.

Contact Monika by emailing her at [email protected] or calling the barn at 309-764-4220

This year on #givingtuesday please remember New Kingdom Trailriders. Whether you create a fundraiser on your own page, m...
12/01/2020

This year on #givingtuesday please remember New Kingdom Trailriders. Whether you create a fundraiser on your own page, mail in a donation or donate through PayPal on our website (nktriders.org then click the black 'Donate Now' button). Each and every donation helps to keep our organization up and running. We would not be able to do what we do everyday without each and everyone of you!

Thank you in advance for your donation this #givingtuesday ❤️🖤

11/26/2020
Decorate the Christmas tree or decorate the instructor?? Kellen and Serena couldn’t decide ❤️🖤❣️
11/23/2020

Decorate the Christmas tree or decorate the instructor?? Kellen and Serena couldn’t decide ❤️🖤❣️

If you're looking for a great charity to support this holiday season, please consider choosing a few items on the New Ki...
11/15/2020
Check out my list on Amazon

If you're looking for a great charity to support this holiday season, please consider choosing a few items on the New Kingdom Trailriders' Amazon Wishlist. I know they would GREATLY appreciate your generosity! Thanks so much!

1. CLICK on the LINK below
2. CHOOSE the desired item(s)
3. SHIP directly to NKT
4. FEEL HAPPY that you've made a difference!

2021 Riding Season  As our riding season for 2020 finishes up in just a few short weeks, we are quickly starting to plan...
11/10/2020

2021 Riding Season

As our riding season for 2020 finishes up in just a few short weeks, we are quickly starting to plan for our 2021 riding season schedule!

This year our ridership has grown tremendously and holding your spot is even more important than ever before.

2020 Riders: Please know that we will do our best to hold your current spot but hold fees need to be paid ASAP. If you let us know by this Friday, November 13th, that you/your rider would like to hold a specific day and time we will be sure to work with you on getting the payment squared away.

Please email Monika with any questions you may have about hold fees. [email protected]

Our policy on hold fees being paid to ensure your spot is held, will be much more strictly enforced this year as lessons are already beginning to fill up.

Remember that hold fees are ultimately a portion of your session fee paid in advance and will guarantee your day and time for the year when paid in full. Hold fee's are non-refundable.

Group lesson hold fee's are $25 per session.
Private lesson hold fee's are $30 per session.

2021 Session Dates:

Session 1 2/22/2021 - 4/2/2021
Session 2 4/12/2021 - 5/21/2021
Session 3 5/31/2021 - 7/9/2021
Session 4 7/19/2021 - 8/27/2021
Session 5 9/6/2021 - 10/15/2021
Session 6 10/25/2021 - 12/3/2021

Day's and times that lessons will be offered in 2021 are listed below.

Thank you,
NKT Team

It’s November 10th of a crazy year in the middle of our last session of the riding season. As I sit at my desk I can’t h...
11/10/2020

It’s November 10th of a crazy year in the middle of our last session of the riding season. As I sit at my desk I can’t help but smile as I listen to the chatter in the alleyway. I’m currently “in the weeds” on this unusually warm day bringing much needed rain. The staff and volunteers are buzzing about getting our herd, the foundation of our program, ready for a long day of leasons, as I have new volunteers filling out paperwork. All while I sit here listening and watching feeling truly blessed.
Today New Kingdom Trailriders will give lessons to 21 riders of all ages and abilities. Just 21 of the 65 lives we will empower during this one six week session alone. The 3 new volunteers will join the 14 others today who are part of an army of 125 volunteers who work so hard to make this place run smoothly. Our staff, the heart of our program, will work tirelessly to ensure our riders are safe and reaching their full potential....always!! And me, I sit here “in the weeds”....the result of a busy, functioning, growing barn with a full heart as I listen to all the sounds of true acceptance, encouragement and empowerment!!!
Words cannot express how full my heart is on this fall day!!! -Jodie

The votes are in... CONGRATULATIONS 2020 HORSE OF THE YEAR... TITAN!!!Huge shout out to the White Family, Titan’s team c...
11/06/2020

The votes are in... CONGRATULATIONS 2020 HORSE OF THE YEAR... TITAN!!!

Huge shout out to the White Family, Titan’s team captain for all their hard work raising money!!

Titan is loved by all his riders and truly deserving of this title!! Thanks to everyone who donated to our horse of the year campaign, all of your donations help support our program all year long!

All of us at New Kingdom Trailriders cannot thank the ladies of Lock 14 Dam Good Salsa and Modern Woodman for their supp...
11/05/2020

All of us at New Kingdom Trailriders cannot thank the ladies of Lock 14 Dam Good Salsa and Modern Woodman for their support of our amazing program!!! Thank you to everyone who enjoyed Salsa in October!!!!

GIVING TASTES GOOD with LOCK 14.

We are proud to present this $1,600 check to New Kingdom Trailriders to help care for their beloved herd of therapeutic horses.

A huge thank you to Brad Fugate at Modern Woodmen of America for matching our donation dollar for dollar.

To each of you that purchased a salsa in October, THANK YOU! 🧡

HORSE OF THE YEAR 2020 is coming to an end on THURSDAY NIGHT at Midnight!! Be sure to keep voting for your favorite NKT ...
11/04/2020
WHO WE ARE | NKT

HORSE OF THE YEAR 2020 is coming to an end on THURSDAY NIGHT at Midnight!!

Be sure to keep voting for your favorite NKT horse!

Remember one penny counts as one vote.

You can vote for your horse through our website - https://www.nktriders.org/who-we-are - Click on the horse you would like to donate too and GET THOSE VOTES IN 🐎

VOTE and help out a great program at the same time!!

Mr. Titan is still in the lead and holding strong, let's see if anyone can catch him!!!

We would love to hear from you!  With so many ways to get involved, there is no better time than right now to pledge your support and help empower a life today!

Our Horse of the Year Campaign for HORSE OF THE YEAR 2020 is coming to an end on THURSDAY NIGHT at Midnight!! Be sure to...
11/02/2020
WHO WE ARE | NKT

Our Horse of the Year Campaign for HORSE OF THE YEAR 2020 is coming to an end on THURSDAY NIGHT at Midnight!!

Be sure to keep the voting for your favorite NKT horse!

One penny counts as one vote. You can vote for your horse through our website - https://www.nktriders.org/who-we-are - Click on the horse you would like to donate too and GET THOSE VOTES IN 🐎

Our Current TOP 5 standings are...
5️⃣ Duke - $1,061
4️⃣ Tank - $1,404
3️⃣ Buttercup - $1,551
2️⃣ The Minis - $2,776
1️⃣ Titan - $3,451

WAY TO GO TITAN!!! Let's see if he can hold on to his lead🤩

The winner of the Horse of the Year 2020 will be announced on FRIDAY!!!

We would love to hear from you!  With so many ways to get involved, there is no better time than right now to pledge your support and help empower a life today!

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine. ...
10/31/2020

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine. Never stop learning.”

Even your instructors take lessons. ❤️🖤

📷: Jeff Ohnemus

WellSpire, a partnership of WesleyLife and Genesis Health System
10/30/2020

WellSpire, a partnership of WesleyLife and Genesis Health System

Harley brought a friend for this fall’s visit to Westwing Place in DeWitt! Harley and Husker are both 4-year-old miniature horses and are joined by helpers Monika & Sharon with New Kingdom Trailriders. This superhero foursome brought joy and laughter this morning with their visit to welcome this Halloween weekend!

Happy Halloween Eve from our COVID Hero’s, Harley and Husker ❤️🖤❤️🖤
10/30/2020

Happy Halloween Eve from our COVID Hero’s, Harley and Husker ❤️🖤❤️🖤

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18929 81st St
Sherrard, IL
61281

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(309) 764-4220

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About New Kingdom Trailriders: New Kingdom Trailriders (NKT) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation founded by a group of Christian horse owners wishing to dedicate their animal toward helping others. This desire to be of service to the community has produced a therapeutic horseback riding program for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social wellbeing of people with disabilities and challenges in the greater Quad City area and surrounding communities.

NKT is affiliated with and accredited by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). PATH provides support through setting of safety standards, accreditation, instructor certification, insurance coverage, literature and continuing education seminars which establishes program standards and techniques and provides other professional support to therapeutic horseback riding programs across the nation. PATH is dedicated to promoting the development and expansion of quality horseback riding programs for people with challenges.

Since 1984, NKT has provided equine assisted therapeutic programs for the education and recreational benefit of physically, mentally, and emotionally disabled and challenged individuals. Today, NKT works with approximately 80 to 100 students in a given year, ranging from ages four to adult.

Why Horseback Riding? Horseback riding helps mentally and physically challenged individuals enrich their lives through: - Mental Stimulation - Physical Strengthening - Emotional Development - Social Interaction

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Kellen wanted me to post that he really misses riding and can’t wait to come back!
We have two spots available for pictures THIS SATURDAY. Have you scheduled your appointment?!?
Holy Moly...ok, who made the pies for the auction? Just had an apple one that was to die for!!! mmmmmmmm
WANTED: Your old stuff NKT Spring Auction will be May 5th at 1pm All items must be at the barn by May 3rd!!
Good morning. It's Lisa. I have a rough draft of the calendar ready for you to view. If you have any questions, message me. I am going to be out of my office until Monday; so if I don't respond right away, that is why. Thank you for giving me the honor to photograph NKT.
Made a couple phone calls today 10/24/18 on behalf of New Kingdom Spoke with friend/ neighboring farmer, He is donating 🐴 12 BIG Bales of Hay ?🐎 That's approx, 12,000 - 15,000 lbs of FREE Hay!!!! THANK YOU Sam Ahliff
Congratulation on winning one of the rkdixon office technology makeover awards!
Ann couldn't stop talking about her horse therapy class after we toured the barn and petted some of the large gentle animals. She couldn't wait to start her first riding session! Even though she was afraid of heights, she soon learned to trust the volunteer side walkers and horse leaders as well as the horse. Now it is HER horse! She is looking forward to Saturday Sept. 22 to take photos with her horse. It will help make up the new 2019 NKT calendar!
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We have loved our experience with NKT! They have a way of helping build confidence in their riders. Just the right amount of instructions & fun! I would highly recommend this program.
Hello I was just wondering if training was still happening due to the weather? You can contact me on my cell at (563) 505-9509