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    Default NYC therapeutic riding school?

    I have a great niece who is 6 y.o. with Downs syndrome. She has tested low normal on the intelligence scale. She loves horses and while visiting me this weekend and holiday, I let her ride, with 2 of us leading my horses, and two on each side of her, and she loved it and didn't want to get off. Since she lives in NY city, I was wondering if anyone knew of a good hippotherapy program or therapeutic riding program that they could recommend in the NYC area?



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    There is GallopNYC which operates out of Kensington Stables in Brooklyn, next to Prospect Park. Check them out here:

    http://www.gallopnyc.org

    and Kensington Stables: http://www.kensingtonstables.com

    The New York City Therapeutic Riding Center's Equestria Program operates out of Chateau Stables on 48th St. in Manhattan on Saturdays only.

    http://www.equestria.org



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    There is also one on Staten Island. Don't recall the name offhand but a friend volunteers there.



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    Thanks! All this info is greatly appreciated!



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    http://www.pathintl.org/path-intl-centers/find-center

    This is a list of all certified facilities in the state of New York.

    The PATH site has a complete listing by state of all certified programs



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    There's also Flying Manes Therapeutic Riding, located at Riverdale Equestrian Centre in the Bronx.

    http://flyingmanes.org/



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    Quote Originally Posted by thedrafthorse View Post
    There is GallopNYC which operates out of Kensington Stables in Brooklyn, next to Prospect Park. Check them out here:

    http://www.gallopnyc.org
    GallopNYC also has a location in Jamaica, Queens.

    If they are willing to drive about an hour outside of the city, there's a great place called Mane Stream (http://www.shhrc.org/) just a few minutes from where I ride in Oldwick, NJ.

    My boyfriend's nephew is almost 2 and also has Down syndrome. I'd love to see him start doing therapeutic riding in the future. It can work wonders!



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    This place is probrably 45 minutes to an hour from the city. I used to volunteer there and they run a great program. I believe they recently added an indoor too!



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