Additional Therapeutic Supports

2023 Therapeutic Horseback Riding Scholarships

Therapeutic Horse Program Scholarships are funded by generous donations to the Springbrook Foundation. These limited resources are intended to assist those with financial needs who would otherwise not be able to participate in a therapeutic horsemanship experience. Scholarships are available to children & adults with developmental disabilities who receive services from Springbrook and/or Southern Tier Connect.

Springbrook’s Therapeutic Horse Program scholarship applications will be accepted for the 2023 riding season beginning Monday, January 30th.

Up to ten (10) vouchers may be awarded to a person, to be used for therapeutic horseback riding lessons, horse care, leading, cart riding, and other horse-related activities during 2023 at one of the participating stables:

Horse program activities must be scheduled by the scholarship recipient and their family/advocate. Transportation and staffing are not included in the scholarship. Vouchers must be used by November 30, 2023.

APPLY NOW! All applications must be submitted online by Friday, March 3rd. Scholarship recipients will be notified via mail by March 17.

Previous scholarship recipients may apply, but those who did not use their vouchers, or who were no-shows for scheduled sessions, are not likely to be awarded vouchers again.

Please note there are two versions of the application!

For Care Managers who are completing the form on behalf of an applicant:

Therapeutic Horse Program Scholarship Application

For Individual/family/guardian:

Therapeutic Horse Program Scholarship Application


Email or call 607-286-7171 x303

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

At Springbrook, supporting the whole person means ensuring that each individual is leading a healthy, active lifestyle tailored to his or her unique interests. From Adaptive Physical Education to our Special Olympics program, we provide a range of opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities to get moving and stay strong.

Scorpions Track Meet at SUNY

Today we are sharing some moments from a recent Springbrook Scorpions track meet held at SUNY Oneonta! Athletes of all abilities came together from nearby areas, showcasing their skills in classic Track and Field activities. The athletes enjoyed the sunny day with...

Donor Dollars at Work- 8th Annual Springbrook Special Olympics Basketball Invitational

Last Saturday, Springbrook was alive with the excitement of hosting the 8th Annual Springbrook Special Olympics Basketball Invitational. With both the Main and Oneonta campuses echoing the thunderous pounding of fast breaks, the roar of made jump shots, and the joyful...

Sprouts Program is Returning!

The Sprouts program is returning for the spring! Sprouts is a Special Olympics program for young athletes ages 2-7. The program will start May 2nd and end June 8th, with sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Oneonta Campus. It is an...


Join us for the 8th Annual Springbrook Invitational Special Olympics Basketball Tournament on Saturday, April 22 from 9 am to 3 pm. The tournament is free, and the public is invited to attend! The Springbrook Invitational is a round-robin style competition consisting...


Springbrook has proudly served as home to the Scorpions Special Olympics basketball team for nearly 25 years. Each January, more than 30 athletes 8-years-old and older try out for spots on the Varsity, Junior Varsity, or Skills teams. A typical season, which runs from January through March, consists of multiple tournaments across New York State—one of which is played on our home court during the Springbrook Invitational Tournament, which takes place annually in March.

Track and Field

As a result of the generosity of The Russel Family, proud Scorpions Sponsors, Springbrook was able to add a track and field team to the list of Special Olympics certified sports that we offer in 2014. Each year, the track and field team has grown in popularity. This small but determined group begins preparing for the April – June season in February. The track and field team, which is open to athletes 8 years old and older, travels to various locations to compete in several meets across New York State, and at our own invitational (annual date subject to availability of competitors).


Springbrook Sprouts is an integrated sports program for kids of all abilities. The program will introduce basic athletic skills while building friendships and sportsmanship. The program is generally held at our Main Campus (Rt 28 just north of Oneonta), with field trips to local activities and runs for 6 weeks every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6 pm.

Just like our Kids Unlimited Preschool, we are bringing together children with and without disabilities. In this setting, children can learn from each other; when all can participate, everybody wins! Our Springbrook Scorpions athletic team boasts some of the most talented coaches in the region. Your child will benefit from quality structured instruction while having fun in a supportive environment!

For more information about the Sprouts Program or to sign-up your child, please contact Nicole Sokolowski today!


Springbrook has supported a soccer team since 2008, but undoubtedly the most exciting occurance in Scorpions Athletics took place in the summer of 2018 when the Scorpions Soccer Team represented New York State at the Special Olympics Summer USA Games in Seattle, WA. Soccer continues to be a growing and popular sport for athletes 8 years old and above, with a Varsity, JV, and Skills team participating in a fall season. Look for the Springbrook Invitational Tournament at Family Day in September!

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