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ORGANIZATION: Miracles Therapeutic Riding Center

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Miracles Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit organization that operates out of Lafayette. We offer equine therapy to individuals with special needs by teaching skills that assist them in their daily lives. Our riders show improvement in all aspects of their life including becoming more independent, developing stronger motor skills, increase in self-esteem and mental health awareness, better focus and attention span among many other benefits. All of our supportive instructors are certified by the Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship, Intl.

We serve about 45 students with special needs and depend on our volunteers to provide a safe, therapeutic, and fun environment for everyone. We hold classes Tuesday through Sunday each week. Our volunteers help with horse handling and rider assistance. Must be at least 14 years old and able to walk for 30 minutes. Each rider may require up to 3 volunteers. No experience necessary. We will train you.
Come join us for a fun and rewarding experience.

Call 303-883-4667 for more information.

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About Miracles Therapeutic Riding Center

Location:

8802 E 148th Lane, Thornton, CO 80602, US

Mission Statement

Mission Statement Our mission is to provide a safe, quality program that will serve special needs persons of all ages, disabilities, and conditions in Denver and the surrounding community using (equine-assisted therapies) therapeutic horseback riding and other equine activities. This program will promote physical, emotional, cognitive and social well-being, build strength, improve balance and coordination, achieve higher levels of concentration, confidence and self-esteem, and provide a safe, rewarding and fun experience for all of its participants. We pride ourselves in paying close personal attention to all of our student before, during and after their lesson. We strive to provide an inclusive environment for all students and families that come through our doors. A secondary benefit to the community will be to provide an opportunity for organizations and individuals to volunteer their time, resources and energy in the delivery of this important program.

Description

Miracles Therapeutic Riding Center was founded in 2006 In 2016, the organization officially transitioned to a 501(c3) non-profit and formed a Board of Directors consisting of individuals that make up all aspects of Miracles, from horse owners to volunteers to the parents of riders. This diversity will allow the mission of our program to be viewed from all perspectives in order to ensure that we keep everyone's opinion close-to-heart as we develop in the future.

Our program exists solely on the generosity of those around us such as our volunteers, riders, rider's parents, and many other important supporters in addition to our horses of course. We are fortunate to have a safe haven to call home at M & M Equestrian Center in Lafayette. There, we have the capability to teach lessons year-round in both indoor and outdoor arenas, or take a trail ride around the property. Our horses have vast acreage to run and play in their free time, and have wonderful care and attention from the stable hands at M & M. We are so thankful for the opportunity to have such a fantastic support system behind our program.

Our purpose is to enable people with special needs to become the strongest version of themselves to give them the best quality of life possible. Our horses build strength and resilience in all participants.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

11051 Jasper RdLafayette, CO 80026

(40.05471,-105.09643)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • People Skills
  • Equestrian
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2+ hours per week, Tuesday through Sunday
  • must be able to walk for 30 minutes, must be attentive

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