Special Equestrians

Special Equestrians
2800 Street Road
Warrington, PA 18976

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1001
Warrington, PA 18976

Phone: 215-918-1001

EIN: 23-2196098
Founded: 1982
Last Updated 2020-08-25

Public Charity

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Special Equestrians’ mission is to improve the physical, mental, and emotional well being of individuals with disabilities through the equine experience.

Special Equestrians capitalizes on the relationship between horses and humans to create life-changing pathways through the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities.

Our research- and experience-driven philosophy and practice combine innovative equine-assisted activities and therapies with proven therapeutic riding principles.

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

Volunteer Groups
Minimum Age: 14
Volunteer groups are welcome to help with many on-site projects, including: painting, landscaping, cleaning, rejuvenating the indoor and outdoor arenas, adding activity sites to our Sensory Trail.

Lesson Side Aide
Minimum Age: 14
Side aides are primarily responsible for the safety of the riders during lessons. Side aides must work as a team member, follow instructors' directions, and have a calm, enthusiastic, and kind energy around our riders. Attendance at a New Volunteer clinic and completion of all paperwork is required prior to volunteering.

Barn Volunteers
Minimum Age: 14
Help groom and tack horses for lessons and assist barn staff with numerous tasks, including: general horse care, mucking out stalls, replenishing stall bedding, cleaning and filling water buckets, cleaning feed buckets, and keeping the barn sparkling. Attendance at a New Volunteer clinic and completion of all paperwork is required prior to volunteering.

Lesson Leader
Minimum Age: 14
Leaders are totally responsible for the horse during lessons. Leaders must understand horse behavior, have a calm and assertive energy, work as a team member, and follow instructors' directions. Attendance at a New Volunteer clinic and completion of all paperwork is required prior to volunteering.

Wish List Items

Lopping & pruning shears
Grass seed
Mulch and garden supplies
Step ladder 8"

Circular saw
Bow saw
Industrial size exhaust fans
Box fans
Ratchet/socket set
Wrench set
Hex driver
Drill bit set
Cordless power drill 18v with battery charger
Portable air compressor, tire pump, hose nozzle

Heavy-duty corn brooms
Double-end snaps
Muck buckets
4 x 8 peg board
Dump truck load of stone screenings
Heavy-duty wheelbarrow
Trash can liners--33 gallon
Mop and mop heads
Gift cards to local tack shops, State Line Tack or other online horse stores

Body clippers
Small clippers
Paste wormer (Ivermectin, Panacaur or Strongid)
Horse shampoo and conditioner
Gauze 4 X 4s
Latex gloves
Vet wrap
Epsom salts
Fly Spray--concentrated
Fly masks with ears--horse/full size
Davis bell boots--all sizes
Fleece girths 46, 48, 50, 54
Sore-No-More poultice
Hoof Oil

High-capacity printer
Office chairs
High-capacity copier
Office Supplies (paper, stamps, white out, etc)
Gift cards to Staples
Gift cards to Costco, Sam’s Club or BJ’s

*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

Click here to view our horse care & use practices with the public.

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


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