About Us

EQUI-KIDS is an equine therapy center founded in 1989. We are located on 92 beautiful acres off Sandbridge Road in the Heritage Park neighborhood of Virginia Beach. Our herd of specialized horses of varying backgrounds and breeds, brings proven healing to disabled children, adults and military service members from across the Hampton Roads region.

The EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Center is a Premier Accredited Center through PATH Intl., the largest nonprofit professional organization for therapeutic horsemanship programs. We are also members of both the Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia and the American Hippotherapy Association. EQUI-KIDS serves up to 135 participants per week, with the help of 500 volunteers, through six specialized programs. In 2018, EQUI-KIDS provided over 3,500 hours of lessons and received more than 13,000 hours of donated volunteer support.

EQUI-KIDS is funded entirely through private contributions. Each dollar donated to our organization is carefully stewarded to ensure it provides the maximum benefit and broadest impact for those we serve.

Our board of directors, staff, volunteers, donors, participants and their families play a key role in our past, present and continued success.

Our Mission

At EQUI-KIDS our goal is to provide, promote and support equine-assisted activities for individuals who have mental, physical, emotional, social or learning disabling conditions.

Through our mission we strive to create impactful, positive, life-changing experiences for our participants, donors, volunteers and the community at large.

Our Vision

EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program is working to be recognized as the premier therapeutic riding program in the United States, upholding the highest standards of excellence to serve special needs individuals through our mission to create impactful, positive, life-changing experiences for our participants, donors, volunteers and the community at large.

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    (Please note that horse sponsorship requests will be honored in the order donations are received and are subject to change due to the retirement of a horse or other circumstances, which we will do our best to communicate to you in real time)

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    EQUI-KIDS Horse Sponsorship Program

    Attention: Victoria Arboneaux

    2626 Heritage Park Drive

    Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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