The mission of Special Equestrians, Inc. is to provide high quality therapeutic horseback riding and equine assisted activities to persons with physical, mental, developmental, and emotional disabilities.
In accomplishing our mission, the goal is to increase the independence and quality of life for our riders. We do this through a variety of methods. Instructors, therapists, and volunteers work to provide a fun and stimulating environment to enrich the lives of these riders. Our horses, facilities, and equipment are carefully selected to provide a safe environment and to accommodate a wide range of disabilities. Special Equestrians has passed stringent safety standards to be recognized as a Premier Accredited Center through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).
Special Equestrians, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves individuals with disabilities from Jefferson, Shelby and neighboring counties. Our instructors and occupational therapist are all nationally certified therapeutic riding instructors, and they work constantly to improve their levels of knowledge and performance so they can provide a stimulating environment to enrich the lives of our students. Our horses and equipment are carefully selected and our facilities maintained to provide a safe environment and to accommodate a wide range of disabilities. We hold Premier Accredited Status through NARHA, the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.