DIVERSE ABILITIES EQUINE SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Our Diverse Abilities Equine Support Programs use the healing power of horses to help enhance the quality of life and enrich emotional wellness for children, teens, adults and seniors who have physical disabilities, cognitive challenges or who need mental health support.








Partners in Riding Equine Program

Our Partners in Riding program is a collaborative effort with local school districts to provide adaptive physical education and equine-assisted services to children with diverse abilities including physical, cognitive and/or emotional challenges. We collaborate with special education personnel at Fox Cities elementary and middle schools to identify students who will most benefit. The students we serve typically have autism, ADD, ADHD, hemiplegia, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, degenerative central nervous system disorders, and/or cognitive, visual or developmental impairments. 

Supported by: 


Kiwanis Appleton Fox Cities










Saddle Up for Success Equine Program

Through our Saddle Up for Success program, we facilitate life-changing horse experiences for children and adults with cognitive, emotional and/or physical disabilities. These sessions are offered for individuals or groups of up to five participants of similar age and ability.  Participants learn to groom, walk and ride horses over the course of many weeks. This program helps participants grow in their self-discovery and confidence through building relationships with our equine partners, while also offering many physical benefits, such as improved posture, balance, and fine and gross motor skills. 

> WATCH BLAKE’S VIDEO TESTIMONIAL HERE
> SEE HOW RIDING HAS BENEFITTED DANIEL’S LIFE HERE








Dragons in Flight Equine Program

Our Dragons in Flight horseback riding program is for children and adults with diverse abilities who have demonstrated they can learn to groom, care for, saddle and ride more independently. We integrate equine-assisted learning (EAL) on a wide range of topics from anatomy to showmanship. 

WATCH MARIANA’S VIDEO TESTIMONIAL HERE
> WATCH AMANDA’S VIDEO TESTIMONIAL HERE

WATCH ELI’S VIDEO TESTIMONIAL HERE








Autism Camps

The physical benefitsof horseback riding are undeniable for children with autism. Different sensory receptors are stimulated, and children learn to move in new and exciting ways. Together with the emotional and cognitive benefits of equine-assisted therapies, riding provides benefits to the wholeindividual, including body, mind and spirit. Two sessions of Autism Camp are held every summer. 

WATCH OUR AUTISM CAMP VIDEO
WATCH THE EHNERD TRIPLETS’ TESTIMONIAL VIDEO
VIEW THE 2024 AUTISM CAMPS FLYER (PDF)








Pony Power Academy Children’s Literacy Equine-Assisted Learning Program

Pony Power Academy is an Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) Program that offers a unique approachto helping children ages 4-12 with learning disabilities or who have struggled learning to readand write. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 4 million children younger than 18 have learning disabilities in the U.S.; they account for 47% of children receiving special education. These kids have a 31% greater chance of being bullied, and over 18% of them drop out of school. 

Our certified instructors guide children through learning activities and adventures that make reading fun, using curriculum that was developed based on Wisconsin Literacy Standards. These skills help children build their confidence and enhance their learning aptitude, which will help them excel on their academic journey.

VIEW THE PONY POWER ACADEMY FLYER (PDF)

Supported by: 






DIVERSE ABILITIES VIDEOS

SIGN UP FOR OUR PROGRAMS

To register for any of our programs, please complete the appropriate Participant Application below: 

* NOTE: To be approved for horseback riding, please also have your physician complete our  Medical Release Form (PDF)

PONY POWER ACADEMY PARTICIPANT APPLICATION (Tabbed Word doc)
PONY POWER ACADEMY PARTICIPANT APPLICATION (PDF)

RIDING IN THE MOMENT / STEADY STRIDES FOR PARKINSON’S PARTICIPANT APPLICATION * (Tabbed Word doc) 
RIDING IN THE MOMENT / STEADY STRIDES FOR PARKINSON’S PARTICIPANT APPLICATION * (PDF) 

RIDING IN THE MOMENT / STEADY STRIDES FOR PARKINSON’S PARTICIPANT APPLICATION – NONRIDING (Tabbed Word doc) 
RIDING IN THE MOMENT / STEADY STRIDES FOR PARKINSON’S PARTICIPANT APPLICATION – NONRIDING (PDF) 

PARTICIPANT APPLICATION PACKET FOR ALL OTHER PROGRAMS * (Tabbed Word doc)
PARTICIPANT APPLICATION PACKET FOR ALL OTHER PROGRAMS * (PDF)

After you have completed your application forms, please email them to [email protected] or mail them to us at PO Box 524, Neenah, WI 54957-0524. We cannot accept jpg’s.

All program participants or responsible parties must complete the appropriate Participant Application packet. In order to ride, the participant must submit a Medical Release Form signed by their doctor. If there is a waiting list for the program, the participant’s name will be put on that list as of the doctor’s signature date.

REFUSAL OF SERVICES POLICY
If the participant is currently experiencing any of the following symptoms, BEAMING Inc. may refuse to provide service(s): (i) an active threat to self or others; (ii) in need of inpatient services or intensive outpatient care; (iii) struggling with active self-harm which requires medical attention; or (iv) struggling with violent outbursts or experiencing psychosis.

SESSION CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations may be initiated by BEAMING Inc. due to bad weather or other circumstances. The safety of our participants, volunteers, employees, and horses is our top priority. Cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/beaminginc.

ABSENCE POLICY
Please give advance notice if your participant will miss a session for any reason by sending an email to [email protected]. Please include the date and time of the planned absence. Please give as much advance notice  as possible so we can arrange for a substitute participant.

If your participant is ill on the day of the session, please text (920) 851-6160.

Participants or their parent(s)/guardian(s) will be invoiced personally for any absence for which there is no prior notification.