Classes are offered several times during the week. Students are normally enrolled in one class per week, in a 6 or 8 week session.
Each class runs for an hour and includes preparation to ride, riding under supervision, untacking (occasionally), and grooming the horse.
Riders are matched to horses based on their particular needs, capabilities, weight, height, and other aspects. Our horses have different skills and strengths, and we seek to optimize the matching of horse and rider for the welfare of both.
Note that we limit some of the details of classes to help protect the privacy of our students and volunteers. You are welcome to contact us if you need more information than is posted here, including information on enrollment. Enrollment is via an off-line paper form, both to help meet requirements of our PATH certification and to minimize the dangers to privacy and security of information of our students and families.
HOW TO ENROLL
To enroll a rider in one of Therapeion's programs please click on the "Participant Application" link, complete the application form and mail or email it to us.
We offer programs for persons with disabilities, troubled youth, and children who have been abused or neglected.
Note that for 2021 classes, all past and current tuition must be paid by the first day of classes. Students will be charged for unexcused absences; class tuition for excused classes will be refunded or applied to a future session.
The minimum age to participate is four years old and is set by PATH International.
Persons who weigh more than 180 pounds are not able to ride due to the weight restrictions of our horses. Please call us to discuss alternatives to riding.
You are welcome to contact us with questions or to discuss the programs. Or, give us a call to make an appointment for a tour. Our class schedule can be found on our Calendar page.
Therapeion has a scholarship fund in place to help those who require financial assistance. This fund is maintained by donations- scholarship availability varies.
So as to serve a greater number of families and individuals, we award half scholarships only. Applications MUST be postmarked no later than two weeks before the start of classes to be considered.
To apply for a scholarship, please click on the "Scholarship Application" link, complete the application form and mail or email it to us.