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Riding High Farm incorporated as Handicapped High Riders Club, Inc., is a 10 ½ acre farm, indoor riding facility and stable, organized in 1979 as a not-for-profit 501c(3) corporation, dedicated to providing special needs riders with recreational and therapeutic instruction. Riding High Farm is situated on 145 Route 526, Allentown, New Jersey on the border of eastern Mercer and western Monmouth County, midway between the City Trenton and Township of Freehold in Central New Jersey. The organization seeks to enrich the lives of physically, cognitively and emotionally challenged persons through riding instructions that engage special needs individuals in a mainstream recreational and athletic activity and by improving therapeutically through the modality of the horse both physical and cognitive functioning.
Riding High Farm cooperates and maintains accreditation with PATH, Intl., formerly known as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) and strives to maintain the highest standards of care, safety and instructional benefits for special needs riding. Increasingly reaching out and extending our programs, we provide individual therapeutic riding and group lessons to school districts that require physical education for special needs students. Our goals include the integration of the able-bodied with the special needs population in our inclusive children’s summer camp program to enhance social skill development, as well as the recruitment and training of volunteer and community service workers to assist our professional staff in conducting riding lessons, maintaining our horses and facilities, and assisting in fundraising.
We have a sure hands lift system and our horses are coming from a second and third career and we make every effort to acquire our equine staff from rescues.