• Layla Belgian Draft Therapy Horse

    Our Therapy Horses!

    This is Layla, our Belgian Draft Mare, enjoying one of this winter's snowfall.

    (Photo by Nora Britton, TEC Barn Manager)

    Meet Our Horses

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Valley Gives Day Was a Great Success!

Laylas new saddle with Instructor Nancy Karp.jpgThank you to everyone who donated online on Tuesday, May 3. You raised over $1,500 for TEC this year. We were also selected to receive an extra $1000! We purchased Layla her new saddle which she desperately needed. Doesn’t she look happy? Thank you Instructor Nancy Karp for finding Layla’s saddle.

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc.

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) is an organization dedicated to providing physical, learning and recreational opportunities through therapeutic horseback riding lessons. These classes are designed to enhance the physical, emotional and social well-being of special needs children and adults. The riders develop strength, flexibility and confidence while participating in equine assisted therapy.

Professional Association of Therapeutic HorsemanshipThe center is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) Member Center, and all of our instructors are PATH-Certified. TEC adheres to its guidelines to ensure safety for everyone involved. Located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the Center is managed by Executive Director, Judy Zedonis, and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Feel free to browse our site to learn more about our programs and the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding, register for a riding session, sign up to volunteer, or contact us for more information!

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.