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ABOUT Appalachian therapeutic riding CENTER

ATRC was founded with a grant from Blue Ridge Mental Health in 1986. In 1987 ATRC became a 501-3c and has continually served children with physi­cal, mental and/or emotional challenges since that time. It is currently funded by grants, donations, fees, and Mitchell County United Way.

Situated within 15 acres of land in the beautiful South Toe River Valley, ATRC enables up to 45 handicapped children to ride horses every year. Volunteers work with the children and help maintain the facility. ATRC became a Pre­mier Accredited Center through the Professional Association of Therapeu­tic Horsemanship, International (PATH) in 2006. This designation shows the highest level of professionalism. This therapy has been shown to increase physical coordination, mental attentiveness, general confidence, and quality of life for disabled people.

Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center is located at 176 Chimney Ridge - Burnsville, NC 28714.

(828) 675-5814

www.atrcriding.com

 

About gallop nyc therapeutic horsemanship

GallopNYC brings the proven benefits of therapeutic horsemanship and harmonious bonds with horses to children and adults with disabilities in NYC. Therapeutic horseback riding provides measurable benefits for people with developmental, emotional, social, and physical challenges. Through weekly riding sessions with PATH-certified instructors, we help riders walk, talk  and learn, inspiring each one to live life as fully, productively and independently as possible. GallopNYC serves 350 riders every week at five NYC locations. IN Fall 2016, GallopNYC will begin offering lessons at our first dedicated site, in Gemini Fields, Queens, NY.  

Every day, GallopNYC strives to fulfill our mission to use therapeutic horsemanship “to help riders walk, talk, and learn, inspiring each one to live life as fully, productively, and independently as possible.”  Our primary goals are to quadruple the number of people we serve with riding lessons and add new locations.  Eventually, we plan to operate our own riding stables in all five boroughs of New York City.  Our strategic vision is that  every child with a disability in New York City will have access to therapeutic horseback riding programs.  GallopNYC has a commitment to working with special needs children from low-income families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in such programming.  GallopNYC makes the benefits of therapeutic riding widely available by subsidizing lesson costs for most of our riders.

GallopNYC is located at 540 President St, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11218

(646) 413-0469

www.gallopnyc.org

 

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About Good Hope Equestrian Training Center

Since 1999 Good Hope Equestrian Training Center (GHETC) has provided more than 300 underserved Miami residents with recreational, social, vocational and rehabilitative needs despite financial limitations. The tranquil 20-acre facility with friendly horses offers families a chance to escape their stressful lives and benefit from the unique feelings of well-being. 

To a child or adult with a physical, developmental or emotional disability, life looks a lot brighter on horseback. The power and warmth of a horse strengthens and tones muscles, improves balance, head control and coordination, builds patience and self-esteem, and offers a sense of freedom and equality. Horseback riding gently and rhythmically simulates the human gait, so riders with physical disabilities improve their flexibility and muscle strength.

The horses, most of them in their 20’s, seem to understand their roles, patiently waiting for disabled riders to position themselves and give them the “walk on” cue either by voice, cluck, or hand sign. We see children and adults change as soon as they get into the saddle. For a little while at least, they are in control of their lives. 

Good Hope Equestrians Training Center is the only Premier Accredited North American Riding for the Handicapped (NARHA) facility within Miami-Dade County.

Good Hope is located at 22155 SW 147th Avenue, Miami, FL.

(305) 258-2838

www.ghetc.org

 

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ABOUT NAPLES EQUESTRIAN CHALLENGE

Naples Equestrian Challenge (NEC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization offering therapeutic riding for Collier County, Florida adults and children with disabilities. NEC is a PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Premier Center.  A Premier Centers must meet stringent safety standards and have achieved excellence in providing quality equine-assisted activities. Our approval as a Premier Center ensures that NEC has been carefully scrutinized and has met the accreditation requirements in the areas of administration, facility, and programs. We are very thankful to our volunteers, rider families, and staff who made this accreditation possible!

NEC’s mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs through therapeutic riding and other equine-related programs.

At NEC, we offer equine-related activities and therapies that address the physical, mental, and social challenges our riders face.  Our riders come to us with special challneges such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, stroke, autism, amputations, spina bifida, traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and a wide range of emotional, learning and developmental disabilities.

For individuals with impaired mobility, horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves their bodies in a three-dimensional motion, simulating the natural walking gait of humans. In addition to the physical benefits of riding a horse, our lessons are designed to help riders mentally focus to practice using their concentration in ways that very often do not come naturally to them.

Benefits of Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies

• Cognitive Improvements

• Improves Concentration & Focus

• Relaxation of Muscles

• Improvement in Posture & Balance

• Increases Joint Mobility

• Improves Spatial Orientation  

• Improves Fine & Gross Motor Control

• Improves Hand-Eye Coordination

• Improves Social Interaction

• Builds Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence & Self-Control

Naples Equestrian Challenge is located at 206 Ridge Drive, Naples, FL 34108

(239) 596 2988

 www.naplesequestrianchallenge.org

 

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About Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast

Since 1992, Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast, Inc. of Vero Beach, Florida has provided therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults who are challenged by Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Spina Bifida, Strokes, Diabetes, and other conditions affecting muscles and speech. Many of our riders are unable to control their arms and legs and are among scores of people in Indian River County burdened by mental, developmental, physical and emotional disabilities. 

To a child or adult with a physical, developmental or emotional disability, life looks a lot brighter on horseback. The power and warmth of a horse strengthens and tones muscles, improves balance, head control and coordination, builds patience and self-esteem, and offers a sense of freedom and equality. Horseback riding gently and rhythmically simulates the human gait, so riders with physical disabilities improve their flexibility and muscle strength.

The horses, most of them in their 20’s, seem to understand their roles, patiently waiting for disabled riders to position themselves and give them the “walk on” cue either by voice, cluck, or hand sign. We see children and adults change as soon as they get into the saddle. For a little while at least, they are in control of their lives.

We charge a minimal rider’s fee, yet even at that, some disadvantaged students could not benefit from our program were it not for help from generous donors like you, and events like Unravel the Ribbon. Donations of any amount make a huge difference, and your gift helps to ensure that no student is turned away due to an inability to pay. 

We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that is a Center Member of PATH, Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International.)

Special Equestrians is located at 7280 53rd Street in Vero Beach, FL.

(772) 562-7603

www.specialequestrianstreasurecoast.org

 

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About Stable Place

Since 2013, Stable Place of Davie, Florida has provided a variety of Equine Assisted Therapy, self-development and family strengthening services to individuals, children, families and couples in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Stable Place uses a solution-oriented approach in which horses are used as tools for emotional growth and learning. As prey animals, horses’ sensitivity, hyper- vigilance and herd instincts make them perfect mirrors for our own behavior, accurately reflecting the way we relate to ourselves, each other and the world around us. With the belief that people have the ability to find their own answers and the understanding that people change and grow when they are challenged, Equine Assisted Therapy allows for a unique experience of learning by doing.

During Equine Assisted Learning workshops and retreats, teams work together to learn more effective communication skills, alternative leadership styles, creative thinking and problem solving skills that are directly transferrable to the daily work environment.  Organizational support is then offered following the learning experience to enhance sustainability of learned skills and long term effectiveness.  Participants learn more about themselves both as individuals and as integral parts of their professional community.

Stable Place was developed by Valerie Bruce Judd, President and Equine Specialist. In collaboration with Dr. Shelley Green, PhD, LMFT, faculty member from Nova Southeastern University’s family therapy program, Stable Place Equine Assisted Family Therapy Program offers a wide range of educational and team building services. Equine assisted individual, family, and group therapy is available to all populations including military personnel and their families, children and spouses. However, many could not benefit from our programs were it not for help from generous donors like you and events such as Unravel the Ribbon.

Stable Place facility is located at 5020 SW 73rd Avenue, Davie, FL.

954-790-0270

stableplace@gmail.com

 

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About Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center

Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501(c)3 not for profit founded in 1982 to provide recreational and therapeutic horseback riding to those with disabilities.  Vinceremos means “to overcome” in Latin. The horse’s gentle nature and rhythmic movement combined with our staff’s extensive expertise and countless volunteer hours have helped hundreds of riders conquer the challenges associated with their disabilities. Riding offers a unique opportunity for those with limitations to be empowered with a sense of pride, accomplishment and independence.

Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center serves a wide range of clients with disabilities. Children as young as two years old through adults in their 70’s regularly attend the program for our ten week sessions of recreational or therapeutic riding, regardless of their ability to pay.  Those diagnosed with developmental delays, cerebral palsy, cognitive impairments, autism, head injury, and stroke have all benefited from Vinceremos’ programs.  Each week 165 riders come to Vinceremos for riding and over the course of the year Vinceremos served 500 different individuals many who have been coming for years.

The real heroes in this program are the horses. These horses are the bedrock for the success of the programs and the riders. They perform their job everyday with endless patience and intrinsic understanding.

Vinceremos Therapeuticic Riding Center depends on many for its success. The Vinceremos horses and ponies are the foundation for every triumph. Their intuitive recognition of their equestrian partners’ needs and ability is inspiring. The Vinceremos volunteers generously share endless hours of time encouraging the riders and caring for the horses, an invaluable contribution. The riders inspire us all to recognize the capabilities that exist in all of us. The donors, those who choose to acknowledge and appreciate the value of the Vinceremos mission and ensure, through their generosity, that the joy of horses and horsemanship is shared.

 Vinceremos is located at 13300 Sixth Court N. Loxahatchee, Florida 33470

(561)792-9900 

www.vinceremos.org 

 

ABOUT Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center

Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center (WMTRC), a non-profit 501 © 3 organization, offers therapeutic riding for adults and children with special needs and disabilities by offering them the opportunity to interact with dedicated horses in a manner that promotes physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Riders come to the program with special challenges such as developmental delays, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, visual impairments, and emotional and learning disabilities. WMTRC is accredited as a PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Premier Center.

Centrally located in Miami-Dade County we serve a community that would otherwise not have access to equine assisted activities. Participants interact with horses through un-mounted and mounted activities while being supervised by PATH certified professionals.  The program aims to promote improvements in core and overall muscle strength, balance, gross and fine motor skills and communication skills. Additionally, participants frequently achieve a sense of self-accomplishment and self-esteem that is promoted by the powerful bond between humans and horses.

WMTRC is located at 6105 SW 125th Ave, Miami, FL 33183.

305-596-4204

www.whisperingmanes.org