EQUI-KIDS currently offers a variety of equine-assisted activities. Our services include therapeutic riding, therapeutic horsemanship, hippotherapy, equine-assisted learning and equine-assisted psychotherapy with a licensed mental health provider. All services are provided by credentialed professionals.

Therapeutic Horseback

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Therapeutic riding is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of contributing to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social wellbeing of individuals with special needs. 

EQUI-VETS

EQUI-VETS offers physical and mental healing through equine activities for armed service members wounded in the line of duty. This program is available to both active duty and retired veterans at no cost.

Equivets
Equivets

EQUI-VETS

EQUI-VETS offers physical and mental healing through equine activities for armed service members wounded in the line of duty. This program is available to both active duty and retired veterans at no cost.

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

The goal is to help clients, through attentive interactions with horses, to achieve self-esteem, self-awareness, confidence, trust, and empathy, to gain a sense of responsibility, and to develop better communication, teamwork, leadership and social skills.

School Partnership Program

EQUI-KIDS has partnered with Virginia Beach City Public Schools to create a collaborative equine-assisted learning program. Our instructors work with special education teachers to create a one-of-a-kind curriculum to help meet the individual needs and goals of each student.

SchoolPartnership
SchoolPartnership

School Partnership Program

EQUI-KIDS has partnered with Virginia Beach City Public Schools to create a collaborative equine-assisted learning program. Our instructors work with special education teachers to create a one-of-a-kind curriculum to help meet the individual needs and goals of each student.

Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy is a form of physical, occupational and speech therapy in which the therapist uses the characteristic movements of a horse to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input. It is used as a means to help participants improve coordination, balance and strength. Hippotherapy has been used to treat patients with neurological or other disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, head injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, behavioral disorders and psychiatric disorders.

Job Coaching

Through partnership with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Office of Exceptional Children, EQUI-KIDS offers the Job Coaching program to young adults with special needs. This program helps participants learn many life skills necessary for entering the workplace.

Arts coaching
Arts coaching

Job Coaching

Through partnership with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Office of Exceptional Children, EQUI-KIDS offers the Job Coaching program to young adults with special needs. This program helps participants learn many life skills necessary for entering the workplace.

EQUI-KIDS Summer Camp

Horse Camp

Looking for an extraordinary camp experience for your child over the summer? Look no further than EQUI-KIDS Horse Camp. Each day campers will receive both mounted riding and ground lessons in order to learn proper horsemanship while having tons of fun! The camp will help to build positive relationships with fellow campers, our equines, staff, and counselors.

For more information about our critical program services, contact our Program Director at 757.721.7350 or via email.

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    EQUI-KIDS Horse Sponsorship Program

    Attention: Victoria Arboneaux


    2626 Heritage Park Drive

    Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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