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Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

16497 Snyder Road
Chagrin Falls OH 44023

Tax ID/EIN: 34-1310435
Year Founded: 1978
Last Updated 2017-04-27

Public Charity

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
We are proud to be a *2017 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.

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

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

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Fieldstone Farm engages the therapeutic power of our horses to discover and nurture the special abilities of individuals, families and communities.

Horse-related programs:
Fieldstone Farm is recognized as one of the largest therapeutic riding centers in the country. Founded in 1978 with the goal of helping improve the lives of those with special needs, the organization continues to break new ground in the field of equine therapy. Fieldstone Farm offers a number of different programs including:<br /><br />Riding Lessons - Horseback riding allows clients the opportunity to achieve physical, social, emotional, educational and cognitive goals. We also offer specialized programming for veterans, people with autism and people touched by cancer as well as support for those who are grieving and experiencing bereavement. <br /><br />Barn, Farm and Classroom Lessons - Some lessons are conducted solely on the ground in the barn, classrooms or on the farm. We offer specialized programming for academic enrichment, for seniors with memory deficits and for veterans coping with re-entry into society and the lasting impact of military service. Students groom and work with our horses in our arenas and round pen watching behavior and various on-the-ground activities.<br /><br />Carriage Driving - This program gives our students the opportunity to learn to communicate with the horse through their voice and hands from the carriage. Our carriages are wheelchair accessible.<br /><br />Competition Opportunities - Fieldstone Farm clients are invited to participate in annual horse show events.<br /><br />Gaitway High School - Fieldstone Farm hosts a high school administered by the Geauga Educational Service Center (GESC) for students who thrive in an alternative school setting. Fieldstone Farm was the first therapeutic riding center in the country to have a high school on site. <br /><br />Hippotherapy - Equine-facilitated therapy is available for clients with specific and prescribed therapy goals and is conducted by our licensed physical therapists.<br /><br />Instructor Training Program - Fieldstone Farm professionals offer a unique curriculum that prepares instructors for certification to teach individuals with disabilities through hands-on workshops followed by a supervised, practicum teaching opportunity. <br /><br />Summer Camp - This seasonal experience is fun-filled, enriching, horse-oriented, and focused on improving horsemanship skills. <br /><br />Field Trips - Groups interested in Fieldstone Farm and therapeutic riding are invited to tour the barns, meet the therapy horses and observe lessons.

Non-horse-related programs:

Volunteer Opportunities

Lesson Volunteers
Minimum Age: 14
Lesson (or arena) volunteers serve as horse leaders - grooming, tacking and handling the lesson horse - or as sidewalkers - providing verbal encouragement and/or physical support to the rider. Ideally, you'll commit to participating for a block of 1-3 lessons one day a week for a semester.

Special Event Volunteers
Minimum Age: 21
Special Event Volunteers help plan our fundraising events or work as volunteers on the day of the event.

Office Volunteers
Minimum Age: 14
Office Volunteers help with all types of projects, such as sorting and stapling, making phone calls, addressing envelopes, filing and more.

Summer Camp Volunteers
Minimum Age: 14
Summer Camp Volunteers work with summer campers participating in daily riding lessons, barn activities, art projects, nature activities and more.

Classroom Lessons Volunteers
Minimum Age: 14
Classroom Lessons Volunteers work with instructors and students in unmounted activities, helping students learn about horse care and participate in art, crafts and other educational activities.

Carriage Driving Volunteers
Minimum Age: 14
Carriage Driving Volunteers commit to a lengthy training process. They learn how to assist with harnessing a carriage horse, long lining, and some even drive a horse-drawn carriage.

Riding Lesson Volunteers
Minimum Age: 14
Riding Lesson Volunteers tack horses and work as leaders (horse handlers) or side-walkers (providing verbal encouragement and/or physical support to the rider) throughout classes. Riding Lesson Volunteers also assist with grooming and saddling horses for lessons

Wish List Items

Maintenance Wish List
10W – 30 oil – SAE
5W – 40 oil – SAE
600 – 800# Ratchet tie down straps
9 –V Batteries
Deep well sockets for ½ inch ratchet
Double A batteries
Double end snaps
Duct tape
Garden rakes
Gardening or work gloves
Liquid laundry detergent
Plastic or vinyl tarps – any size
Pressurized grease gun
Pruning saw
Small hand trimmers/nippers
Towels or shop towels
Trouble light

Barn And Horses Wish List
Corn brooms
Epsom salts
Horse treats
Hydrogen peroxide
Large push brooms
Muck buckets
Plastic replacement pick heads
Rubbing alcohol

*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.