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Phone: 610 827-0931
PO Box 156
Chester Springs
Pennsylvania 19425

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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

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.
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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I have been involved with Hope Springs for nearly 5 years now. First I was a volunteer and then an instructor for their educational portion of their summer camps. Then I agreed to be a board member. Being a retired special education teacher, I have found that the instructors, volunteers and ... more »
I am an adult client with a spinal fusion who has been riding at Hope Springs for seven years. It is the best therapy in so many ways. The motion of the horse relaxes and strengthens my back and core muscles. I enjoy the wonderful staff, the volunteers, and the specially trained horses. After my ... more »
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 »
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