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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Horseback Riding
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Parking Area; Ramps; Front Desk/Reception Area

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: other, NARHA certified riding instructors; trained volunteers

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 4 to 65

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : Yes

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Equine Assisted Activities (EAA) have been utilized in the United States since the 1950's and have been identified as beneficial forms of exercise and recreation for people with a wide range of disabilities. EAA combines goals in sports, recreation, therapy and education. Participant Opportunities
Basic instruction is given in grooming, tacking, horsemanship, riding and/or driving skills. Class includes mounted exercise, games, trail riding, and much more. WHOA also offers program riders eight years of age and older an opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics. WHOA instructors encourage horse shows and other special activities throughout the season.

Session Information

  • Classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for one hour per week for each six-week session.
  • Please indicate class time best suited to student on registration form.
  • Additional class times are available if needed.
  • Registration packet must be completed prior to enrollment in class.
  • Payment plans are available!
  • Rain dates and make up classes are scheduled for the week after the end of each session.