Equine Dreams is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that provides Therapeutic Equine Assisted Activities to children, adults and Veterans with special needs. Originally founded in 1996 by a special needs parent, Equine Dreams evolved from a pilot program to becoming a Premier Accredited Center by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, Intl,). Equine Dreams is unique because we are all volunteers, and we deliver services free of charge to the individuals we serve. We provide services to over 100 participants each week.
Services provided by Equine Dreams:
- Therapeutic horseback riding
- Miniature horse therapy visits for hospitals, nursing homes and therapeutic day schools
- Grooming/tacking/horse care/stable management
- Horsemanship and riding clinics
- horse shows for our participants/demonstrations
- Sensory Trail Rides
- Veterans and Heroes Program
We are raising funds toward a building expansion. Equine Dreams is in need of stalls, a larger tack room, heated parent viewing area and an indoor mounting area. We have been sucessful in raising the funds to put up the shell of the building, and we are now fundraising to add everything that goes inside. Stalls, heated parent viewing area, indoor mounting area and ramp, and a heated tack room.
This expansion will allow us to operate year round, regardless of weather. It will also reduce our overall costs because it will allow an area to stall our horses during illness or injury, as well as a place to move them indoors during the rainy seasons in order to keep our paddocks in good repair and reduce maintenace costs. The larger tack room will give us space to keep our tack organized, clean, and in good repair.