Victory Gallop works hard to provide innovative, progressive and quality therapy for children with life-threatening illnesses, behavioral and/or emotional challenges through the use of horses. We believe our first responsibility is to the children who will benefit from our services. Our goal is to offer a safe, nurturing environment which allows the children to increase their self-esteem and physical fitness, enhance task completion, improve socialization and communication skills.
Rider & Session Information (also found in the Rider Packet)
Services offered to children with emotional and/or behavioral impairments per the DSM IV, children at risk and children with life threatening illnesses.
We offer lessons to children ages 3 up until their 18th birthday.
Three sessions are offered each year ( Spring, Summer and Fall) Session run between 10 and 12 weeks.
Call the office to set up a first time consultation/visit.
Complete Rider Packet (click on link below)
We do have a weight restriction, riders cannot exceed 180 lbs.
Throughout the year we schedule Extra Curricular activities for our riders. Our goal is to have the children take what they learn at the farm and carry it into the community in a safe and fun way. In the past, activities have included bowling, movies, painting classes and trips to nearby horseshows.
Summer social skills camps are offered to the riders enrolled in Victory Gallop. The camps are designed to help the students in our program work on social skills, learn responsibility, team work, respect for others and many other needed daily life skills. Students are able to be at the farm where they feel comfortable with their surroundings while working with other riders and volunteers to accomplish these goals.
"We feel that many of our students need more than just a riding program, so we strive to offer other unique and fun programs for the kids. We want the farm to be a place where kids want to be."
Co-Founder, Victory Gallop
Each summer ends with “FUN DAY.” All students and volunteers are invited to partake in this crazy, fun filled day. Activities include bouncers, obstacle courses, crafts, food, face painting and more. It is a great way to end the summer.
Victory Gallop feels everyone deserves to have their special day recognized, so each rider’s birthday is celebrated with a pan of homemade brownies, singing and a birthday card that they receive at their home.
Each winter session ends with Victory Gallop's Holiday Party. Riders, volunteers, staff and their families join together for this festive event. The highlight of the event is when each child and volunteer receive their special gift from the horses at Victory Gallop.
Victory Gallop offers tutoring to the riders in our program. Parents can reach out on an individual basis if their child needs help with school work.
Stay Fit to Ride
We offer fitness classes at a local gym to all our students in order for them to work on their balance, strength and coordination. Classes consist of running, games, weight lifting, kettle bells and other activities to help promote fitness. Classes also focus on the muscles used and core strength that is needed for riding.