P.O. Box 256
Solvang CA 93464
Tax ID/EIN: 77-0564282
Year Founded: 1990
Last Updated 2017-05-13
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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:
The mission of the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program is to provide professional horseback riding lessons and equine facilitated therapies to enhance the lives of people with special needs regardless of their ability to pay.
The Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program serves 70-100 individuals each week and more than 304 unduplicated individuals annually. Current programming includes:<br /><br />Therapeutic Riding:<br />-Individual and semi-private therapeutic riding lessons <br />-Solvang School's Special Ed. Class (on-going weekly)<br />-SYV High School's Special Ed. Class (vocational training on-going weekly)<br />-United Cerebral Palsyâ€™s Applied Abilities (on-going weekly)<br />-Vandenberg Air Force Base Field Days for special needs children and children with a deployed parent<br />-Special Education Class Field Trips<br />-Patriot Riders - free weekly Veterans program<br /><br />HELP (Horse Enlightened Learning & Psychotherapy): <br /><br />-HELP mental health program with the Los Prietos Boys camp with our volunteer psychologist, Dr. Wilkinson (on-going weekly).<br /><br />-HELP with Dr. Wilkinson also includes 4-8 weeks sessions with 7 county-wide special education classes. Students range in age from 12-22 and have a mental health diagnosis.<br /><br />-4-week CALM Camp for children that have been abused.
Lesson VolunteersVolunteers needed for weekday afternoon lessons and Saturday morning lessons.
TractorWe are looking for a small tractor with an arena drag.
PlantsWe are looking for bushes in 5 gallon buckets.