Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship

Rating: 4.98 stars   47 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Address:

671 Fort Plains Road Howell NJ 07731 USA

Mission:

To provide people with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities a program of individualized equestrian instruction in a safe and supportive, eco-friendly family farm environment. We provide opportunities for the professional development of our instructors and volunteers, as well as ongoing training of our equines for therapeutic horsemanship and other equine-assisted activities.

Target demographics:

children and adults with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities or disorders

Geographic areas served:

Howell, NJ

Programs:

Instruction in all areas of horsemanship including horseback riding, carriage driving, grooming, tacking, equine care, and familiarization with basic horse knowledge.

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Reviews for Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I work as a leader at the barn, leading the horses in the lessons. All the animals a well kept, the barn is kept very clean and all the staff and volunteers are wonderful to work with. Non of the riders, volunteers, or animals are ever put in a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable. Celtic Charm is a wonderful place to volunteer at.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I work mostly with the smaller animals. Beyond horses we have a cow, a pot-bellied pig, two ducks, two barn cats. One of the cats even sometimes let's strangers hold him, but no guarantee he'll always be around. We also have chickens, oh so many chickens. As such we have a limited amount of fresh eggs and yes, they are for sale. Now more than a few of these lovely animals live on parts of the property clients are unlikely to spend much time in. Instead you get the volunteers who are very nice, and the horses that are very nice, and the instructors and the owners and the staff; Everyone is very nice.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Volunteering at Celtic Charms is an amazing and rewarding choice. I was overwhelmed by how many people just simply give out of the goodness of their hearts to this wonderful non-profit. The horses, instructors, students, parents.... are all what makes this a great family. We are all there for the same reason and have one goal in mind. The founders are incredible people that pour their heart and soul into this organization day after day. Please consider giving anything you can -- even if it is just your time. You have not truly lived unless you give to others .. something that truly cannot be repaid.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Took a tour with a friend and observed 1st hand how much they are helping her daughter. Such a lovely place with kind staff

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Celtic Charms is a fantastic place to receive riding lessons. The staff is prompt, and extremely knowledgeable. It has a fun loving, warm, friendly atmosphere. Having been to many barns in New Jersey, I can safely say that Celtic Charms is like no other. A top notch facility with well groomed, and well mannered horses. I would recommend Celtic Charms to any current, or potential riders.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Must start by saying how wonderful and fulfilling Celtic Charms has become to me . I started volunteering and didn't realize what an impact riding and spending time w a horse can make. I've seen children come alive when they are riding and grooming the horses. The farm is beautiful and the staff couldn't be more helpful. I walked into this just to volunteer but the staff is so great w so many individuals and their needs, that I find myself in awe. Everyone is so helpful and knowledgable that they answer all my questions and I go home learning something new everyday .Its a wonderful place and just knowing the difference they are making to even just one child is really a blessing..

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Celtic Charms is a great place to work. I finally have the time to persue my lifelong love of horses. I didn't realize helping with Special children would be just as enjoyable. A visit to the facility will show Celtic Charms for the beautiful place it is with beautiful people to work with. Many volunteers are family members and the students themselves. Volunteers are made to feel welcome and indespensable for any time that they can contribute.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Spending tme at Celtic Charms as a volunteer has given me so many great oppotunities to work with the staff, horses and students and to learn and grow from these experiences. It is an excellent organization with individuals who are very knowledgeable and caring. I enjoy being a part of their continuing good work!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Being involved with Celtic Charms from the beginning and having the experience of watching it grow over the years, has been nothing short of joyful! Seeing a dream become a reality, and the growth of the students in their riding and socialization skills makes you understand the enthusiasm of all who are involved in the mission of Celtic Charms.

To watch people come in for a tour of the facility is always a treat. You can tell that they are fascinated at the beauty of the environment, the gentleness of the horses, and the variety of other creatures, large and small to be found. You may have a rooster, chicken, pot belly pig, cat or dog cross your path. You may visit the chickens, cows, and horses in the pastures. You will always encounter friendly staff and volunteers who have a love of people and animals alike.

The special events such as the Ride-A-Thon, allow the students to show what they have learned, and parents, family and friends come to cheer them on in their progress. Their beaming faces bring tears to my eyes!

There is certainly a home away from home atmosphere, and a camaraderie amongst all who pass through those barn doors.

My only complaint is that the rest of the demands in my life have not allowed me to be there as much as I would like to be. I highly recommend anyone interested to experience the Magic of Celtic Charms. You will never forget it!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change nothing.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been involved with Celtic Charms since day one and I can attest that they are a first class organization in every way. With their commitment to providing a facility that enhances the students and family member's experience and their loving and caring attitude towards the students and animals, they do truly "Unbridle The Magic" of therapeutic horsemanship.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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