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HORSEPOWER Therapeutic Learning Center is a non-profit organization serving the North Carolina Piedmont Triad community since 1995 and affiliated with the Piedmont Saddle Club since 1998. We are a premier PATH International center providing therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities to over 300 individuals with disabilities, as well as able-bodied students, each year.
We provide both challenges and rewards to people with physical, intellectual, emotional and social disabilities, including multiple sclerosis, autism, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, Down’s syndrome, as well as victims of physical, mental or emotional abuse. Additionally, we offer leadership and team-building programs for able-bodied riders.
Fall II Session 2015- October 26th- December 11th
Annual Holiday Celebration and Volunteer Appreciation – December 12, 2015 11:00-1:00
Horse Leader Training – January 6, 2016 11:00
Horse Leader Training – January 14, 2016 6:00
Horse Leader Training – January 23, 2016 11:00
Horse Leader Training – January 25, 2016 – 6:00
Volunteer Orientation and Sidewalker Training – February 2, 2016 6:00
Horse Leader Training – February 2, 2016 6:00
Volunteer Orientation and Sidewalker Training - February 10, 2016 11:00 and 6:00
Horse Leader Training – February 10, 2016 11:00 and 6:00
Horsepower’s Annual Gala and Silent Auction – February 13, 2016
Volunteer Orientation and Sidewalker Training – February 18, 2016 11:00 and 6:00
Horse Leader Training - February 18, 2016 11:00 and 6:00
Volunteer Orientation and Sidewalker Training – February 27, 2016 11:00
Horse Leader Training – February 27, 2016 11:00
Spring I Session 2016- February 22nd – April 8th
Spring II Session 2016- April 18th – May 27th
Summer Session 2016 – June 6 – July 15
Fall I Session 2016 – September 6 – October 14
Fall II Session 2016 – October 24 – December 6
How can I make A donation?
There are a number of ways you can make a donation to HORSEPOWER, a 501 3c charity. We gratefully accept both monetary donations and item donations from individuals and corporations. To donate through PayPal, click the red button at the top of any page on our site. And, on behalf of the students, staff, and horses at HORSEPOWER, thank you!
Can I write off my donation on my taxes?
HORSEPOWER, Inc. is a 501 3c organization. All donations are tax deductible and used to extend invitations to more riders, to purchase equipment needed for the program, to help us provide funding for certifying our instructors, to offer scholarships or financial aid to those who cannot afford classes, and for the day-to-day care of our horses, buildings and grounds.
How can I volunteer my time?
Yes, please! We have a number of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups alike. We need help both inside and outside of the arena. Click here to learn more about volunteering.
What sort of certifications do you carry?
We proudly hold premier certification by the world’s leading nonprofit therapeutic riding organization, PATH International. We have seven Registered Instructors certified by PATH Intl. All have attended PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Courses which include topics such as human behavior, psychology, anatomy, disability instruction, facilities and equipment, tack and special equipment, the therapy horse, lesson plans, mounting, dismounting, volunteer management, teaching techniques and administration.
What sort of students do you instruct?
Our mission has always been to promote and enhance the welfare of individuals with disabilities. As such, we instruct students that have a variety of disabilities ranging from autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and brain injuries as well as emotional and learning disabilities. We also offer a host of programs, including riding camps, horsemanship classes, and team-building activities, for able-bodied individuals. Click here to learn more about our students.