ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Fall Session began on Tuesday September 6th will end Saturday, October 29th

Our Second Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 4 p.m. in the arena -  Menu includes: 
Roasted and Fried Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese,
Green Beans, Potato Salad, Chips, Cupcakes


Join us for food, friendship and PRIZES!
RSVP to Kate Arnett

Primary Class

Therapeutic Horseback Riding — Mounted horseback riding for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of people with disabilities through the teaching of horsemanship skills. Currently we conduct four, eight week sessions per year. Session costs are $320 per rider. Apply by completing Student Emergency Contact Info and then downloading and completing the Student Application and the Physician's Letter.

HELP DEFRAY COST OF STUDENT TUITION
Currently we charge $320 per rider for an eight-class therapeutic riding session. Even though our fees are low, some of our riders need help to be able to afford our classes. Your donation would insure our services are available to all those who need it regardless of income level. Use PayPal Giving Fund button to donate - 100% of donation goes to Eagles' Wings.

Equine-Assisted Activities — Any specific center activity, such as therapeutic riding, mounted or ground activities, grooming and stable management, shows, parades, demonstrations, etc. in which the center’s participants, volunteers, instructors, and equines are involved.
Cowboy Poetry — An equine-assisted learning curriculum of Character Education based on the essence of “Cowboy Poetry” or “The Code of the West” for at-risk youth - our staff, partnered with horses, utilizes Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) as they present participants with challenges that stimulate healthy life skills and positive behavior changes.

Classes by Special Request

OUR INSTRUCTOR STAFF
As required by the Certified Horsemanship Association, we have four part-time certified/registered instructors who are responsible for providing therapeutic riding instruction for people with special needs. These talented and caring individuals create and implement lesson plans that are organized to address each student's goals as stated by their parents, physicians, and therapists.

Rebekah Hastings - Head Certified Instructor
Rebekah started as an Instructor in Training at Eagles' Wings Stable in 2009. Prior to her involvement with Eagle’s Wings, Rebekah received an Associate’s Degree in Equine Studies from Ohio University Southern. During her studies she focused on therapeutic riding and trained at the University’s therapeutic riding center. Rebekah became a certified instructor shortly after starting at Eagle’s Wings. Rebekah contributes ten plus years of horse experience working in a variety of equine settings including therapeutic riding, traditional horseback riding, and daily equine care.

Gail Duer - Registered Instructor
Gail learned of Eagles' Wings while at a neurologist appointment with her daughter and grandson who was severely handicapped.  She is a horse lover from childhood with some experience but had to get “back in the saddle” after 35 years.  So, combining all of these interests and achievements, Eagles Wings was a perfect outlet and therapy for her.  She began in 2007 as a horse leader and was certified as an instructor in 2011 through Fieldstone Farms Therapeutic Riding Stables. She thoroughly enjoys her students and has been amazed at the “miracles” she has witnessed.

Heather Thompson – Certified Instructor

Heather discovered Eagle’s Wings when she was looking for a new place to board her horse. She began volunteering in 2019. She quickly learned how rewarding it is to be part our rider’s horsemanship journey so she decided to peruse her instructor certification. She received her CHA Certification in Western Riding in 2021 and her CHA Certification for Riders With Disabilities in 2022.  She hopes to become a Certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. She is happy to be fueling her passion for horses and people here at Eagle’s Wings.

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Addisyn Fields – Certified Instructor

Addisyn came to Eagles' Wings in 2020 with five years of horse-riding experience. She was on her school’s swim team and had been teaching kids to swim since she was thirteen years old. Her enjoyment of being around horses and her satisfaction of teaching children, especially those children with special needs, brought her to Eagles’ Wings. She started volunteering as a side walker and quickly became a horse leader, volunteering often as a primary and a substitute. She became an Instructor in Training in 2021 and received her CHA Certification for Riders With Disabilities in April 2022. Addisyn loves what she is doing, and it shows in her smile!

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