What does BEAMING stand for?
BEAMING is an acronym that stands for Building Equine Assisted Mobility into New Growth.
Who does BEAMING serve?
Beaming serves a variety of client populations with individuals from 4 years old to the elderly. Individuals interested in participating can find applications for our variety of programs. While our participants must be medically cleared to ride a horse, those who are not able to safely participate in riding are able to participate in groundwork and ride our Equicizer with individually developed lesson plans which are designed to meet their specific needs. BEAMING is about more than riding horses – we also focus on fine and gross motor skills, tactile senses, strength and dexterity, mental health, anxiety relief, and mindfulness.
Participants challenges may include but are not limited to autism, ADHD, cognitive delay, visual or auditory impairments, hemiplegia, PTSD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, TBIs, anxiety and mood disorders, depression, Parkinson’s and early- to moderate-stage dementia / Alzheimer’s disease.
BEAMING is also honored to provide equine-assisted services to area veterans, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, EMS dispatchers an other first responders. We truly do have a program for everyone!
How many people does BEAMING serve?
In 2023, we facilitated 3,093 equine experiences for participants of all abilities.
How is BEAMING funded?
BEAMING is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We are able to offer the majority of our programs at no cost, or very low cost, due to the kindness and generosity of our volunteers who donate their time, our generous donors who support us financially, and the grants we are awarded. Please see our Annual Report for a list of current donors and grants we have received.
How do I sign up for a BEAMING program?
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)
> 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.
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.
> To RSVP for a special event, please see that event’s Facebook page here