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.
I've been a board member since the inception of Celtic Charms. Because of the inspiring commitment of the proprietors, two people I did not know before becoming a board member, I decided early on in my involvement to also volunteer at the facility every week. I leave there each week humbled by the generosity of the proprietors, moved by the patience of the teaching staff, aand grateful to be a small part of this organization.
I have been trustee of Celtic Charms since the beginning and have watched t the program become a premier facility in a few short years. This is a testament to the untiring and always caring volunteers and staff.As a riding professional I am still touched by the ability of Celtic Charms to use horses as a vehicle to improve and expand the lives of the students they teach.This gift extends from the saddle into the everyday lives of each individual. It is an honor the be a trustee and I am grateful to Celtic Charms for allowing me the privilege.