Who Do We Serve

The riders of InStride represent all ages and backgrounds. The majority of our participants are between the ages of 18 months and 11. Most participants have varying degrees of cognitive, physical, psychological and sensory disabilities:

·        Amputation

·        Attention Deficit Disorder

·        Autism

·        Brain Injuries

·        Cardiovascular Disease

·        Cerebral Palsy

·        Developmental Delay

·        Down Syndrome

·        Multiple Sclerosis

·        Muscular Dystrophy

·        Spina Bifida

·        Stroke

·        Traumatic Brain Injury

·        Visual and Hearing Impairments

There is no “typical” rider, as programs are designed to benefit individuals with a wide variety of disabilities. We have an upper weight limit of 175 lbs to keep our riders safe and our horses in good condition.

Our participants come to us from special-education classes at local schools, as referrals from physicians, social service agencies, group homes, rehabilitation or vocational training centers, and through individual referrals by other participants and friends.

Our goal is to offer our programs to everyone who can benefit from them, regardless of financial means, and to make direct scholarships available to those who need them.