Founded in 1989, EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program has grown to become one of the largest accredited equine riding programs in the country benefiting the special needs community. EQUI-KIDS is a Premier Accredited Center through PATH, Intl., and a member of the Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia. EQUI-KIDS’ therapeutic riding instructors are PATH, Intl. certified and continue their education every year to ensure the highest level of professionalism in the industry.
Our team of hard-working horses provide equine-assisted activities to a diverse group of riders each week and our programs offer support to individuals with disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, amputation, mental and physical disabilities, attention deficit disorder and more.
In August 2007, EQUI-KIDS acquired the title to 92 acres of donated, undeveloped land on Sandbridge Road from a local developer and his partners in Virginia Beach. In August 2009, EQUI-KIDS relocated to its new facility, raising just over $5.5 million in an aggressive capital campaign. Buildings include an 24-stall barn and indoor riding arena, administrative building and large storage shed.
We are honored and humbled by the generosity of our Capital Campaign donors and are forever grateful to each and every one who made the completion of our new facility possible.