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Program Details


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

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Specialized Degree in Kinesiology/ Physical Education/ Exercise Science with some coursework in disability; NARHA Certified Instructor

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available
    Adaptive Tack (saddles, stirrups, etc.)

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : Fees for our therapeutic riding program are available on an individual lesson basis. Special discounts are available by purchasing quantity lesson packages. The High Point Academy staff will also work with families requiring scholarship assistance.

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Therapeutic riding provides benefits in the areas of physical and cognitive therapy, education, sport, recreation and leisure. The experience of being on horseback creates a new joy and freedom for our students. Participation in this program results in positively contributing to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of children and adults with disabilities.

Equine assisted therapy is conducted as a team approach with the horse, student, instructor and volunteer. It achieves improvement toward physical, psychological, cognitive, behavioral and communication goals. The therapy is provided by a licensed health care professional. It is sometimes referred to as Hippotherapy which originates from the Greek word for horse, hippos. It literally means "treatment with the help of a horse."

Achievement of educational goals for people with physical, mental and psychological impairments is possible with horse oriented activities. These goals are incorporated into the program plan while teaching adapted riding, driving or vaulting. The horse is a strong motivator for accomplishing these goals.

The therapeutic riding instructor will design and implement a program to suit your needs, whether your interest is in sport, recreation or leisure. The experience can be enjoyable and relaxing creating a bond with the horse and extended family of individuals who contribute to our program. There is also a place for a rider who wishes to compete. For this person, activities are directed toward accomplishing specific horsemanship skills. Therapeutic goals are achieved at the same time.

Our team at High Point Academy is dedicated to helping you achieve your personal goals for therapeutic riding. We ensure the safest possible environment for our students, volunteers and horses. Our overarching goal is to increase your quality of life and to empower you to lead a more meaningful life.

High Point Academy is a North American Riding for the Handicapped (NARHA) Member Center. Instructors who teach at our facility are NARHA certified.