Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
874 Millbrook Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: 860-685-0008

EIN: 06-1550599
Founded: 1999
Last Updated 2020-07-14

Public Charity

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The mission of Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. is to provide benefits in the areas of education, sport and recreation, through the use of equine-assisted activities, for the purpose of contributing positively to the well-being of children and adults living with physical, emotional and/or cognitive special needs. Manes & Motions strives to provide these benefits in a safe, compassionate, challenging and enjoyable environment.

Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services (EAS) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine-Assisted Services (EAS).

Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed
Minimum Age: 14
Manes & Motions is seeking dedicated and compassionate community members who are interested in becoming active volunteers in our therapeutic riding program.
Although there are a variety of opportunities, most of our volunteers’ time is spent serving as side walkers or leaders during sessions. Many others work behind the scenes caring for horses or assisting with barn duties, fundraising efforts and various activities associated with the therapeutic riding center.
For more information please call 860.685.0008 or email

Wish List Items

Mule Utility Vehicle
With eleven horses and pasture covering approximately ten acres, we need a reliable vehicle to feed and care for the horses and maintain the facility in all types of weather and ground conditions.
Additionally due to a hilly landscape, it is very challenging and time consuming for staff and volunteers to push the wheel barrows from the stable to the paddocks.

*Guardians are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.
Equine Welfare Network Guardian
Effective Date
May 31, 2020

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We welcome you to donate directly to us. We will receive 100% of your donation made here.


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