Therapeutic Horse Program

Springbrook’s Therapeutic Horse Program Scholarship Committee will accept applications for the 2018 season until February 16, 2018. This will be announced in the Springbrook Employee News and Events section of the website;  the form is available as both  a .pdf or an  online submission.

Scholarship funds are limited and are intended to permit those who have financial need and would otherwise not be able to participate in a therapeutic riding experience. 

Scholarship recipients will be awarded up to 15 vouchers each to be used for therapeutic horseback riding lessons, horse care, leading, cart riding and other horse-related activities during that year. The following stables participate in the voucher program with us:  Athelas Therapeutic Riding, Otego; Golden Gait, Sidney Center; Verde View Equestrian Center, Windsor; and SUNY Cobleskill.  

Scholarship approval from previous years neither prohibits nor guarantees funding in future years.

The committee has set the following guidelines and criteria to determine an applicant’s eligibility to receive funds from the Therapeutic Horse Program: 

  • Scholarships are available to children and adults with developmental disabilities who receive services from Springbrook.
  • Applicants must show financial need and/or circumstances that reflect why they otherwise would be unable to participate in a therapeutic horse program.
  • The application requires clear goals and objectives for the individual with regard to this program.
  • Applicants must also commit to using scholarship vouchers during the time frame set by the committee and at the participating stables.

Questions regarding the Therapeutic Horse Program may be directed to Associate Director of Day Options Sherry Waffle, at or 607-353-7272 x2800.   

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