• Layla Belgian Draft Therapy Horse

    Our Therapy Horses!

    This is Layla, our Belgian Draft Mare, enjoying the recent snowfall.

    (Photo by Nora Britton, TEC Barn Manager)

    Meet Our Horses

  • Therapeutic Equestrian Center

    Therapeutic Equestrian Center

    Our facility consists of an indoor arena, two paddocks, 7 stall stable, a heated tack room, climate controlled viewing room looking into the arena and the management office.

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Valley Gives Day Was a Great Success!

Thank you to everyone who donated online on Tuesday, May 3. You raised over $1,500 for TEC this year. We promise we will use every penny wisely in supporting our program for our riders!

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.


The Therapeutic Equestrian Center is hosting a 1-Day Workshop titled, Meet Your Horse in the Now: Mindful Support for Horses, on Saturday, May 14, 2016 with guest speaker, Nicole Birkholzer.

Space is limited so please get your registration in early to secure your spot!

When: May 14, 2016, 9:30 – 4:30 pm (Lunch is included.)

Where: The Therapeutic Equestrian Center, 537 Northampton St., Holyoke, MA  01040

For: Local Horse Community, Therapeutic Instructors/Facilitors, Volunteers, Barn Managers and Anyone with Love for Horses

Tickets: $75 Participants / $25 Auditors (Auditors will not participate in the hands-on activities but will be able to participate in the Q & A at the end of the workshop)