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Phone: 610 827-0931
PO Box 156
Chester Springs
Pennsylvania 19425
USA
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Target demographics: Children and adults with a wide range of disabilities. Many of our riders are on the autism spectrum. Others face developmental delays, have cerebral palsy, or were disabled as the result of an accident, including spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 80 individuals received our services last year.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help a child or adult with disabilities benefit physically and mentally from therapeutic riding lessons

Geographic areas served: Most of our riders live in the greater Philadelphia area, including Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties.

Programs: Therapeutic Riding Lessons, Horse Camps for Kids with Disabilities, At-Risk Youth Day Camps, Sibling Ride Program, and Innovative Special Education Programs

Mission:
The mission of Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy is to enhance the quality of life of individuals with cognitive, physical, emotional or behavioral disabilities by providing them with affordable therapeutic horseback riding and associated special education of the highest possible quality, in a warm, safe and familiar environment.
Results:
Over 17 years, we have delivered weekly therapeutic riding lessons and horse camps to many hundreds of children and adults with disabilities. In 2013, we served more than 80 unique individuals.

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09/14/14
I have been volunteering at Hope Springs for about three months. Even in that short amount of time, I have been able to see improvements in all the students that I have worked with. It is an amazing experience to see kids remembering things from the last lesson and gaining the ability to do more on... more »
09/07/14
My daughter, who was born with spina bifida, began riding at Hope Springs in 2002 when she was eight-years old. She is now a beautiful and confident twenty year-old young woman attending Montgomery County Community College pursuing a degree in Early Education. She continues to ride today and ... more »
08/26/14
The only thing wrong with my volunteer experience at Hope Springs, is it was too short! Jeanie, Natalie, Dallas and the rest of the staff are excellent instructors and wonderful people. Their dedication to what they do is truly inspiring. One of the best parts of my day was showing up for my shifts ... more »
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