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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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Volunteering at Hope Springs over the past 8 years as been been extremely rewarding. My son completed his Eagle project there and it is an honor to see students use the mounting block and ramp. Seeing the student's freedom on horseback is so fulfilling. Every instructor, horse, cat, and volunteer ... more »
I started volunteering at Hope Springs in 2013 for weekly Sunday lessons and joined the board in June 2014. As a horseperson, I knew I would enjoy the equine aspect of helping at Hope Springs, but I was hooked when I began to see how the small victories during lessons compounded and translated into... more »
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 »
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