United Way of Winneshiek County

Welcome to Thunder Rode Therapeutic Horseback Riding & Horse Grooming - Decorah, Iowa

Our Mission: Thunder Rode provides confidence building and rehabilitative training to individuals of all ages with special needs, within aspects of the equine industry. This program will have no boundaries regarding developmental growth, program growth and learning potential for individuals, enhancing their abilities to live and work successfully within the community.

This therapeutic group horse program offers the following services:
  • Sports Therapy
  • Iowa Thunder Youth Empowerment
  • Tri-State Thunder Vets - service for Veterans
- Reaching for new potentials!

- Promoting good health, physical fitness, and mental well-being!

Thunder Rode is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, consisting of participants and volunteers, horses included!


Interact with horses, learn & have fun.

If you are interested in participating, please call Nicholle at 563-202-0307.


Responsibilities include: leading the horses, assisting with games, assisting the Riding Instructor as needed, helping with fundraising events and the many other tasks that make this program successful.

If you are interested in volunteering, please call Nicholle at 563-202-0307.

Become a Member

Would you like to support Thunder Rode by becoming a member?

Your membership dues support the program in many ways, including but not limited to: insurance, instructor fees and Drill Team expenses. The riders do not pay to participate in the Drill Team - it is a completely donated effort.

If you are interested in becoming a Member of Thunder Rode, please call Nicholle at 563-202-0307.

Click here to print a membership form.

Contact Information & Directions

Thunder Rode
Decorah, IA 52101

Phone: (563) 202-0307