Our Programs

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Adaptive Programs

All of our adaptive programming considers the unique needs, abilities and learning styles of each individual when developing goals and lesson plans. Whether it be riding, horsemanship or carriage driving, all adaptive programs have skill-based goals however inherently contribute positively to the physical, cognitive, emotional and social well-being of children and adults living with challenges.

Research demonstrates that adaptive riding and horsemanship programs provide challenged individuals the opportunity to develop stronger self-confidence, self-regulation and coping skills to better manage anxiety, anger, frustration and/or lack of attention. Research also shows that the horse’s unique multi-dimensional movement of it’s spine and pelvis "lends" itself to our riders. By manipulating the horse's movement characteristics and patterns we can directly influence our client's active movements necessary to achieve their specific goals.

Hope Haven

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

(t) 519-986-1247

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Benoit Dube, Executive Director
execdir@hopehavencentre.org

Barb Sheperd, Development Officer
partnerships@hopehavencentre.org

Robyn Allen, Program Manager
program@hopehavencentre.org

Holly Stiene, Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@hopehavencentre.org

Ann-Ida Beck, CanTRA Senior Instructor (CTRSI)
abeck@hopehavencentre.org

Gillian MacNeill, Horse Trainer
gmacneill@hopehavencentre.org