Mission and Vision

RideAbility Mission Statement:

Serving families of children or adults with special needs;

providing horseback riding and related activities.

We create a fun and therapeutic environment where everyone is able!

(enhancing physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health)


RideAbility’s Vision:

 To provide the best possible family-focused recreational, educational and therapeutic year-round equine activity program for persons with disabilities (and their siblings and peers) by embracing these opportunities (now and in the future):

 – Our own independent facility, with a heated barn, training rooms and an office (plus!).

– Multiple site offerings (using opportunities as they arise).

– Working with other programs to create the best community offerings

(Ironwood Springs, Rochester Park and Rec, 3 Feathers/Goodhue, PossAbilities, We Can Ride, PATH Intl., Turncrest stables, Local Schools, The Paddock, ArSys, Friendship Ventures and more)

– Growth and improvements in class offerings:

–         Registered Group lessons

–         Collaboration on Group lessons (similar to PossAbilities)

–         Private/Semi-private lessons (including students taking our classes during school hours)

–         One Time Fun Time community classes

–         Ground program (including showmanship, horse science, spirit painting, grooming and more )

–         Sensory trail

–         Vaulting, drill team and other ideas incorporated to offer creative lessons

–         Rainbow Curriculum incorporated into our 5 week curriculum

–         Driving program

Further potential vision:

– To provide support, networking and therapeutic recreation for families affected by disabilities.

– To provide Hippotherapy in our program.

– To provide a therapeutic equine activity setting for our volunteers (and realize volunteers are secondary clients for our program).

– To provide Special Olympics training in our program.

– To become a premier PATH Intl. Accredited Center.