TJ Stables

Site: Chatham - Gregory Dr E

Service: Acceptional Riders Therapeutic Riding Program - Chatham

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-354-7517
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Primary Contact Terry Jenkins, Administrator/Founder; Phone: 519-354-7517
Alternate Contact Jeannie Buxton
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The program is for physically and developmentally challenged individuals to learn horsemanship and riding skills. Horseback riding is widely recognized as a beneficial form of therapeutic recreation for special needs individuals. It has been shown to develop self awareness, build confidence, improve self-discipline and concentration. Horseback riding also strengthens and relaxes muscles, can improve posture, balance, co-ordination while giving the rider a feeling of freedom, independence and achievement. Acceptional Riders never turns down a participant due to lack of funding instead they will be directed to resources or will assist with funding. Acceptional Riders offer a half hour Hippo therapy program during the day time. This is more therapy intense and can be private or semi-private sessions. All programs are customized to the clients needs. 
Acceptional riders is a non-profit riding program for children, youth and adults with disabilities, to learn horsemanship and riding skills. New riders and volunteers are always welcome. There are 2 instructors and one therapist per class with most classes consisting of 8-12 clients. Each client could have from 1 to 3 volunteer working individually with the client as well.
Hours hours vary, call for details
Dates Acception Riders is offered in Apr-Jun and Sept-Nov. Private classes are available year round.
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
physically, emotionally and developmentally challenged individuals
Application Walk-in; Call for an appointment
Languages English ; American Sign Language (ASL)
Fees Program ; Supplemental cost for 8 week session $225 Subsidy options are available. One on one private 1/2 hour therapy session $35.
Agency Information
Established 1986
Primary Executive Alison VanGorkum, President; Phone: 519-354-7517
Alternate Executive Sue Harden, Vice President; Phone: 519-354-7517
Funding Fundraising ; Donations ; Private
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
TJ Stables
837 Gregory Dr E
Chatham, ON N7M 5J7
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Intersection St Clair St and Gregory Dr E
Mailing Address 837 Gregory Dr E 
Chatham, ON N7M 5J7
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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