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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals, Equestrian, Health, Health Care, Sports

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.

Community Stories

57 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jeane R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

We have a great niece Delaney who attends Celtic Charms. Her parents Chris and Geralyn are very excited about it and Delaney loves it. That peaked my interest and when we were visiting we had a opportunity to go to Celtic Charms and watch Delaney's class. Her eyes just sparkled when she saw her horse. She was delighted and very focused at the job at hand. You could just see the pleasure and pride she had. She went right about her tasks -getting ready to ride, riding and putting everything away - even carrying her own saddle. Keep enjoying Delaney :) We live across the USA from Delaney but hope to see her at Celtic Charms the next time we are on the East Coast.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My sister has been riding at Celtic Charms and it has seriously changed her life. It has changed our lives... it is such a wonderful, peaceful, loving atmosphere. It is like she is at home with her horse and instructor. She just loves to be there and it is like her challenges go away when she rides. She is so good at it and the positive reinforcement has been great!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Truly an exceptional facility with a phenomenal staff!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Celtic Charms is a magical place. It is our third place we've gone to for lessons and we're not changing from here. It is a wonderful environment to grow in. My son, Charlie is four years old, and has been taking lessons with Ms. Lisa for six months. Charlie loves riding Kira and is so excited to go every week. We live an hour away, but it's well worth the trip. Charlie's disability is Down syndrome which causes low muscle tone and global delays in development. Riding on a horse has strengthened Charlie's core muscles and posture. Ms. Lisa plays games with Charlie using his favorite animal beanie babies, and he makes progress as far as language skills as well. We couldn't be happier.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son started riding at Celtic Charms a little over a year ago. The welcoming atmosphere as you enter the facility is contagious. The barn is kept immaculate.The horses and all the animals are well cared for and so content. The staff and volunteers are well prepared in their mission of providing therapeutic riding lessons.Their lessons are adapted to each individual student's needs. They have even learned sign language to accommodate my son's deafness. Celtic Charms is so committed and dedicated to making you feel special about your experience here.

CELTIC CHARMS IS A WONDERFUL PLACE AND I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT IT EXISTS!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My cousin rides once a week. Celtic charms truly makes each therapeutic experience a life changer in each child's life. Kira has become a household name and she looks forward to caring for her as well. She has not only gone riding for a therapeutic break, but made a lifelong friend and has a dream of owning, riding, and caring for her own horse . She is five and enjoys posting and is eager to learn about all the aspects that go into the horses and their domain. The staff is incredible! You can truly tell when someone's passion is their motivator and which Christine , the happiness she has for Celtic charms and the organization they've built. The facility is beautiful, clean, well kept, and you can tell all the hard work that goes into making Celtic charms such a life changer for my little buddy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter rides once a week and loves it. The people are wonderful (from the owners to the volunteers). Very clean, the horses look great and well kept. The only reason I give it 5 stars is because there are not 10 stars.

Andrea92

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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..