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Equestrian Program: A program designed for riders of all ages and ability levels, including riders with special needs.


Equestrian Program: A program designed for riders of all ages and ability levels, including riders with special needs.

Equestrian Program at the Melwood Recreation Center

The Equestrian Program is designed for riders of all ability levels. Our riders are provided with a mix of basic equitation and horsemanship skills. When not riding, our programming strengthens the rider’s understanding of how to care for horses and the importance of safety around these animals. All riding lessons will be paced to the individual rider’s needs and comfort level. All riders will receive individualized riding instruction from our experienced and certified staff of riding instructors. Melwood is proud to offer riding opportunities for people with and without disabilities.

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Our Staff

The Equestrian Program is supported by qualified and enthusiastic staff members and volunteers who strive to make riding and working with horses a positive experience for all participants. Our instructors are certified by organizations like the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) and the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH), an international accrediting and certifying organization for Equine Assisted Activity and Therapy Programs.


Our Horses

The horses that make their home at Melwood have been handpicked for our program. They are comprised of donations, leases, and horses purchased by and for Melwood. While they come from a variety of backgrounds, they are all excellent at their jobs and remain in constant training.

Register today and join the many Melwood riders in the program.


2017 Equestrian Program Offerings