The Therapeutic Equestrian Center Inc

A nonprofit organization

$4,951 raised by 91 donors

Here is what Emily Smith-Lee one of our horseshow judges had to say about TEC:  

"Yesterday I posted a pic of my mom and me from the Therapeutic Equestrian horse show, but I thought I should explain what was so cool about it for those who aren't familiar with therapeutic riding. This is a center that teaches riding to kids and adults with disabilities in order to enhance their physical, emotional and social well-being. I could see real friendships between students, between students and volunteers, and between students and the horses, play out all day. I saw a woman literally lifted from a wheelchair onto her horse who won the class because despite her physical limitations she was still effective as a rider; I saw a blind teenager riding for only the second time in his life finding a feel for his horse that had nothing to do with sight; I saw many children and adults on the autism spectrum trusting and directing their horses, beaming with happiness, and feeling and being successful. My mom and I were just a small part of the volunteer effort as judges in the show- the work that instructors and volunteers (and of course the horses) do all year is truly amazing. Anyone interested in this particular organization should check them out at"

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. (TEC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing physical, learning and recreational opportunities through horseback riding lessons. These classes are designed to enhance the physical, emotional and social well-being of special needs children and adults. The riders develop strength, flexibility and confidence while on horseback. Almost 200 riders per year used our riding therapy program to help themselves grow to their greatest potential. Among disabilities addressed at TEC are psycological disorders including attendion deficit disorder, hyperactivity disorder, Autism-spectrum disorders including Asberger's Syndrome, Developmental Delay Syndrome, Rhett Syndrome, Cerebral Palsey, hearing deficits, blindness, Muscular Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Juvenile Arthritis and Scoliosis.

Our program could not function without the amazing volunteers who contribute to every class and in all the chores around the barn.  We are very blessed.

In previous years of Valley Gives, we have receive generous donations totalling $3,025 which is included in the "Raised" area to the right. LET'S DOUBLE THAT NUMBER FOR 2016!

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Organization name

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center Inc

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Children & Family




(413) 532-1462