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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Horseback Riding
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Ramps, Front Desk Area

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Specialized Degree in Kinesiology/Physical Education/Exercise Science with some coursework in Disability, Physical Therapy or PT Assistant, Speech Language Therapist
  • Staff Certification:Registered Nurse, Rididng Instructors certified by NARHA

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 3 to 99

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available
    Adaptive Equipment for Equestrian Riding

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : Have sliding scale/adjusted rate for those with disabilities. Also may provide scholarships

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


HORSEPOWER is a therapeutic equestrian program that provides both challenges and rewards to people with physical, mental, emotional and social disabilities. These disabilities may include multiple sclerosis, autism, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's disease, Down's syndrome, stroke and depression, as well as victims of physical, mental or emotional abuse.

Through interaction with horses and horseback riding, these individuals derive educational, physical and social benefits that include learning new skills, building self-confidence, enhanced physical fitness, increased muscle strength and flexibility, interpersonal skills, concentration skills, patience, and self-discipline.

Through certified instructors, dedicated volunteers, generous donors, and trained horses, many people with disabilities are able to participate in this unique and enriching program. In addition, we offer a Youth Program for "at risk", and a HORSEPOWER Club for local High School students.