Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Located overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara, Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center offers life-changing experiences to people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities.  Since opening in 1985, thousands of individuals of all ages and disabilities have benefited from therapeutic riding. Today we have 18 horses and serve 95 participants per week.

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Our programs offer participants the opportunity to focus on their abilities, and the results are life-changing. Our services are open to any person with special needs who can benefit from therapeutic horsemanship. Lessons are individually designed to meet each participant’s particular need and ability and are consistent with predetermined goals that are established in partnership with parents, caregivers, physicians, and other therapists.

Students are enrolled at Hearts on an annual basis. Hearts provides 45 weeks of riding per year. Tuition fees for 45 weekly lessons are pro-rated across the 12 months of the year. Group lessons cost $240 a month and private lessons cost $320 a month.

To begin the process of becoming a Hearts participant, download and complete the New Student Application. Potential participants must be a minimum of four years old. All riders will be assessed initially and placed in the appropriate class based on their abilities.

Scholarships may be available. To apply for a scholarship, please complete the Tuition Scholarship Application form and return it to Hearts.

For more information about Therapeutic Riding, please call 805.364.6238 or email Susan, [email protected]

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