Our CanTRA and PATH Int. certified instructors use adaptive teaching techniques and or equipment to help individuals with unique physical, intellectual and/or social-emotional needs learn the skills of equestrian and horsemanship.

Among our program offerings we also provide Physiotherapy, with hippotherapy being our method of treatment as well as Therapeutic Recreation with a certified Recreation Therapist.

Click on our programs below for full descriptions.


Special Olympics Equestrian

Be a part of our Hope Haven Pegasus team! All skill levels of riders and horsemanship participants have a chance to train, compete and have fun together!

Adaptive Riding

Individuals with challenges learn the skill of riding with the use of adaptive teaching techniques and equipment.
horsemanship leading

Adaptive Horsemanship

This unmounted program teaches how to care for, communicate with and exercise the horse from the ground or wheelchair.

Saddle Up for Success - Schools

A research-based program for elementary and high school students with emotional, cognitive and/or physical challenges.
Team Charlie & Princess


A mounted treatment session with a physiotherapist who uses the horse’s unique movement to affect the client’s functional goals.

Therapeutic Recreation

Program goals are recreation, leisure based and/or life skills based for individulas with unique needs.
Summer camp

Camp Hope

Camp programs for all abilities and age groups taking full advantage of everything an equestrian farm has to offer!


545747 Sideroad 4A, RR #2
Markdale, ON N0C 1H0

(t) 519-986-1247


Located on Sideroad 4a between
7th Line and 9th Line.

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Benoit Dube - Executive Director

Barb Sheperd - Development Officer

Robyn Allen - Program Manager & Physiotherapist

Brooke North - Interim Volunteer Coordinator

Emma Houser - Volunteer Coordinator & Instructor (PATH Int. CTRI)

Danielle Rose - Equine Manager & Instructor (PATH Int. CTRI)

Ann-Ida Beck - Instructor (CanTRA CTRSI, PATH Int. CTRI)

Gillian MacNeill - Instructor (CanTRA CTRII, PATH Int. CTRI)

Shannon Speer - Recreation Therapist

Gretel Stanish - Property & Barn Manager