Rancho Escondido Therapeutic Riding & Equine Assisted Therapy (RETREAT) is a 501(c)(3) New Mexico Nonprofit Corporation that provides Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Traditional Riding Lessons and behavioral therapy to children, adolescents and adults of ALL abilities.

We have just moved to a new facility near La Union, New Mexico, right outside of El Paso, Texas, and we provide services to people in the greater Las Cruces, Mesilla Valley and El Paso metro area. (Our address is in Anthony, NM because that’s the post office that services us, but we are much closer to La Union than Anthony).

The mission of RETREAT, INC. is to be a haven for riders of ALL abilities, from typically developing children who just want to learn to ride, to children facing the extraordinary challenges that come with Autism and related developmental disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Down Syndrome, Behavioral Disorders, and other challenges.

It is our hope that, through equine-based therapeutic intervention, we can make a measurable improvement in the quality of the lives of ALL riders! 

At a Glance

Summer Camp 2022 Information!
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Waivers & Contracts

Boy Scout Horsemanship Badge Information

A huge “THANK YOU” to the folks at Sam’s on North Mesa for their generous donation to Rancho Escondido! Your support is directly funding riders who could not otherwise participate.


Rancho Escondido Receives Platinum Star of Transparency; Highest Ranking from GuideStar.