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Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship

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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

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Celtic Charms changes lives. My niece started riding at Celtic Charms when she was 4 years old. She has now gone on to non therapeutic riding (or able body riding) but the love and connection that she developed with the horse will be for the rest of her life. She learned self control, built core strength, patience, coping skills for sensory processing disorder.. and so much more. The staff, instructors and volunteers are truly one of a kind. The horses are amazing and healing. When you walk through the doors you immediately feel the magic! She could have never done so well anywhere else!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Celtic Charms has been a wonderful experience for myself and my wife since we moved here from NY. The staff and volunteers are terrific and have helped my wife who has MS with her balance. The owners, Christine and Bill, are hands -on individuals who are friendly and extremely knowledgeable in all facets of horse life. A great find for us, highly recommended.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My sister rode at Celtic Charms starting at age 4. I am not sure how everything works but I know that Celtic Charms helped her not feel so "squirrely" as she likes to call it. Now my sister is able to move on to a more advanced riding program with some amazing skills that she learned at Celtic Charms. I don't think that she could have learned to ride anywhere else. This is where she needed to be. I don't go there very often but when I do I want to be a part of it. When I am old enough I plan to volunteer and help others overcome challenges.

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our family has been involved with Celtic Charms from the start. We have watched it grow from a
facility, which needed much repair, into a premier riding center ! Our adult daughter, who has a developmental disability, has worked hard on improving her skills on horseback. She has also learned new skills required for carriage driving. On a an issue not related to horses, the owners' dogs helped
her get over her fear of canines. This is wonderful bonus!!!

Thanks to everyone at Celtic Charms!!!