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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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Hope Springs is an amazing place that provides therapy for disabled people of all ages by helping them connect with horses. Every week, I go to Hope Springs to help a young disabled boy learn to ride and care for his horse. The second any student walks into the barn , you can clearly see how much ... more »
Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy is an amazing place! Each week that I show up to help, everything is ready to roll- the instructors have the same enthusiasm for each lesson. Lessons go very smoothly, even if the student isn't having the best day. HSET really does make a difference in these ... more »
I started volunteering at Hope Springs three years ago when my sister graduated high school- she did a weekly lesson with a student, and would no longer be there every week after she was away at college. I had always been interested in what she did there, so I asked if I could be trained and take ... more »
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