SCHOOLS & ORGANIZATIONS

Schools
Adult Day Programs
Senior citizens in assisted living or specialized programs
Veterans

We offer our therapeutic horseback riding and horse-assisted learning programs to many types of groups.

Groups can come for a single visit or choose a more intensive experience that takes place over 4 or 6 weeks. Groups are booked in the mornings between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., September through December and March through June.

We work with a number of local elementary, middle and high schools. For elementary or middle schools that choose a 4 or 6-week experience, we split the students’ time at the farm between therapeutic riding and horse-assisted learning activities. We can accommodate 6 to 8 children for this type of programming.

We offer our horse-assisted learning program for groups of older students and adults. This non-riding program is flexible and inclusive and can accommodate up to 10 participants. For all groups, younger and older, our horse-assisted learning curriculum can go beyond horsemanship, incorporating functional/farm fitness, growing/tending produce and working with our pigs, goats and chickens.

With educator or staff input, we can customize the content to address pre-vocational training needs, social skills development, and/or to help schools fulfill State of New Jersey Community-Based Instruction (CBI) requirements.

Potential benefits of group participation:

  • Strength and flexibility for riders
  • Communication
  • Attention and following directions
  • Fun and enjoyment in nature
  • Self-confidence
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    “Challenging classroom behaviors do not exist on the farm. Interacting with the horses releases tension, improves focus, reinforces social skills, boosts self-esteem, and puts huge smiles on students’ faces.
    — Assistant Principal Elizabeth A. Moreland, George Washington Middle School, Ridgewood, NJ
     
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    Fees

    We are proud that our fees have remained the same for almost 10 years. While still an investment, our fees cover approximately 65 percent of the actual cost of providing these unique recreational activities. We work with foundations, corporations and individual donors to bridge the gap between fees and actual costs.

    Summer

    During our summer mornings, we partner with service organizations and hospitals to provide to children of veterans, at-risk youth and children with life-limiting or life-threatening diseases with a week of riding and learning basic horsemanship skills and enjoying farm fitness activities, gardening and nature-based arts and crafts.

    We work with children and families referred to us by:

  • Oasis, A Haven for Women and Children
  • Center for Hope and Safety
  • Hackensack Meridian Health’s Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
  • The Valley Hospital
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    Interested in signing up for Pony Power programming? Fill out the form!

    Please submit an online inquiry or call 201-934-1001 for more information.