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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Carriage/Cart Driving
  • Horseback Riding
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Front Desk/ Reception Area

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Physical Therapy/ PT Assistant; Occupational Therapy/ OT Assistant
  • Staff Certification:NARHA Certified Instructors

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 2 to 60

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available
    Horses and adaptive tack: survingle, ladder reins, therapeutic saddle pads.

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : Sliding/ Adjusted fee scales or discounts are available.

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


EquiFriends is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities by providing equestrian activities including therapeutic horseback riding and horse-cart driving.

The program includes three ten-week sessions and one eight-week summer session, where therapeutic horseback riding classes are offered six days a week.They also provide equine-facilitated mental health therapy, vaulting, drill team, competition, and sport riding. The curriculum also includes: youth job training, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, involvement with school districts to enhance the lives and learning of youth, and promotion of well-being of siblings, caregivers and families of the riders.

EquiFriends is a nationally-accredited human service non-profit 501 (c ) (3) organization. Volunteers are an essential part of the organization as they assist the instructors and riders during the therapeutic riding classes and help in fund-raising and maintenance.