Hope on Horseback´╗┐


News and Information:

Please note our new mailing address:

PO Box 483
Waterford, PA 16441-0483


Classes and Volunteer Training are happening in June

Click on this link to view the schedule


Welcome to our Website!

Check out this wonderful VIDEO that Jake and Brandon from CAM produced for us. The Nonprofit Partnership selected Hope on Horseback as one of 5 nonprofits to feature during "Celebrate Nonprofits Week".

Welcome to Hope on Horseback. Please enjoy the two videos we have placed here.  
"A Place for Us" is a look at what a day is like at Hope on Horseback. 
It was imagined and produced by Hanna Biebel, a local artist and photographer.

Since 1981, Hope on Horseback has enhanced the physical, mental, emotional, and
social well-being of children and adults with special needs. Our program begins with
horses that are suited to working with individuals with varying degrees of physical and
cognitive ability. Instructors are selected and certified to lead the program. Clients are
evaluated and a plan is developed for each, based on individual needs. Horses and
riders are carefully matched. Trained volunteers bond with both rider and horse and
become an essential part of the therapeutic process.
Our nationally certified instructors develop lesson plans for a five-week series of classes
that allow clients to enjoy the experience of riding a horse, while at the same time
improving balance, increasing core strength, enhancing focus and developing social
skills as well.
In 2024, Hope on Horseback will add an innovative new program using horses in a
ground program that promotes the development of life skills. Equine-Assisted Learning
(EAL) is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills.
This focus can be adapted to academic achievement and classroom behavior, personal
growth and exploration, or professional pursuits such as leadership development, team
building and executive coaching.
Exercises with the horses and observation of their behavior provide the basis for
reflection and discussion. Activities and discussions improve confidence, self-
assurance, verbal and non-verbal communication, focus, mindfulness, and coping
For more information about EAL, contact: director@hopehorseback.org
For more information about Therapeutic Riding, contact: program@hopehorseback.org

Working in partnership with the community, Hope on Horseback enriches the total well-being of eligible individuals by providing an engaged connection to horses through supervised equine-assisted


Contact us

Hope on Horseback
Therapeutic Riding Center
10370 Barton Road
PO Box 483
Waterford, PA 16441-0483

Phone: (814) 474-5276
Email: director@hopehorseback.org


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