Each April, BEAMING offers Equestrians with Disabilities Camp to area individuals with varying disabilities who are interested in working with horses and enhancing their horsemanship skills. This program improves confidence levels and offers participants the chance to be involved in local horse shows throughout the summer.
This is an opportunity to visit the BEAMING horses and to connect with other women in search of solace, strength and community. Hear local women speak on their experiences with finding hope and empowerment.
BEAMING offers private rides to groups of 4-5 riders of similar age and ability, ages 5 to adult. Rider challenges may include, but are not limited to autism, cognitive development, visual impairments, hemiplegia and/or degenerative central nervous system disorders. Participants are exposed to grooming, riding and 30 minute off-lesson.
BEAMING began offering this important program in summer 2010 – we are honored to provide equine-assisted activities to area veterans. New in 2019 we have added police officers, fire fighters, EMT’s, EMS dispatchers, etc. Riders, side-walkers, and horse handlers involved in this program are primarily veterans which makes this a one-of-a-kind program in the region, with therapeutic riding lessons conducted by PATH certified instructions.
Objectives: improves self-esteem, coping with civilian life and stressors, improving physical, social and behavioral skills though therapeutic horseback riding. Riders have a range of diagnoses including but not limited to amputations, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.