Winslow Programs

All of our programs incorporate therapeutic riding and horsemanship and are designed to meet the needs of children and adults with physical disabilities, learning difficulties, communication disorders, emotional problems, social disorders, stress related issues, and adjustment difficulties, as well as those who wish to learn about horses and riding in a therapeutic environment.

Participant Forms

New and Current Rider Forms

NEW PARTICIPANTS please complete the following 2 forms:
New Participant Form
Physician’s Form

CURRENT PARTICIPANTS please complete the following 2 forms ANNUALLY:
Current Participant Update
Physician’s Form

SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship Application

Therapeutic Riding Lessons

Therapeutic riding is an individualized program of learning to ride a horse which takes into account a person’s physical, mental, and emotional strengths and limitations. The horses, staff, and volunteers involved in therapeutic riding have all been carefully selected and trained to accommodate the physical, mental, or social disabilities of the rider. Goals of therapeutic riding vary as much as the individual participants. Improved physical strength, balance, mobility and coordination are accomplished through the physical act of riding a horse. Increased attention, concentration, learning, and verbal skills are inherent in learning the skills necessary to ride successfully. Bonding with the horse, making new friends, and respecting authority are some of the social improvements we see. Improvements in self-esteem, self-control, and confidence also arise from the experience of success in learning to ride. Winslow offers therapeutic riding lessons continuously throughout the year and individuals may sign up for therapeutic riding lessons at any time. Therapeutic riding is fun and effective!

Individuals interested in Therapeutic Riding lessons may call the Winslow office (845) 986-6686 to schedule an evaluation. An evaluation allows our riding instructors to design a lesson plan that is tailored to each rider’s needs and goals. English, Western and adaptive equipment are available to provide a riding experience suited to each participant. Evaluations are generally done both on and off the horse, and may take 1/2 hour to 1 hour.

Evaluation: $45.00

Private Lessons                  
½-hour   $45.00                1-hour   $65.00

Semi-Private Lessons (2 riders)
½-hour   $35.00                1-hour   $50.00

Group Lessons (3-5 riders)
½-hour   Not Available     1-hour   $40.00


Traditional Riding Lessons

Private Lessons                  
½-hour   $45.00                1-hour   $65.00

Semi-Private Lessons (2 riders)
½-hour   $35.00                1-hour   $50.00

Group Lessons (3-5 riders)
½-hour   Not Available     1-hour   $40.00


Visiting Classrooms

Winslow’s Visiting Classroom program offers your school the opportunity to bring your whole contained special education classrooms to Winslow once a week to enhance your special education program.

For 5—10 weeks our weekly sessions are specifically designed for children with special needs. During our time together your class will learn to ride a horse, understand horse language and commands and read a horse’s body language. Children will engage in off-horse activities like grooming, leading and horse knowledge in our indoor arena and classroom.

Our program will culminate with a graduation ceremony and certificate of completion for each student. The cost for visiting classrooms is $55 a student/per session however we often have grants that can offset your school’s cost. For more information contact our Program Coordinator at 986-6686.


Day at the Barn

Say good-bye to boring and lonely days off from school! Join us at Winslow for some fun and educational hours on the farm. You can spend your day taking a group riding lesson, grooming horses, mucking stalls and playing games! This program is for children ages 6-12. Remember to dress for the outdoors and bring a snack and packed lunch. This event sells out quickly so payment is required to reserve a spot with no refunds. Call to reserve your spot today 845-986-6686.

Please print and fill out the following registration form. You can fax back to (845) 988-5980 or mail to 1433 State Route 17a Warwick, NY 10990.
Day at the Barn Registration Form 2019-2020

2019-2020 Dates: 9/30, 10/9, 11/5, 11/11, 11/27, 12/23, 12/30, 1/2, 1/3, 1/20, 2/14, 2/17, 4/6, 4/7, 4/8, 4/9, 4/10, 4/13
*no MARCH dates
9:00AM to 2:00pm
$50 per day per rider


Farm Experience

Two hour program consisting of riding, grooming and equine themed age appropriate activities. Great for scouts, families and other large groups. The event costs $55 per person or $85 for an individual.


Adult Farm Experience

Winslow’s Adult Farm Experience is a 4 1/2 hour daily program for adults with disabilities specially designed to fit into your Dayhab program.  In this program, we provide a farm experience to your dayhab participants five days a week (M-F)  from 9:30am-2:30pm. Our program is year round and an individual can begin the program at any point during the year.

Throughout our Farm Experience, we are committed to meeting the changing needs of each participant by offering a diverse array of enriching experiences designed to help adults with developmental disabilities learn and grow.

Each day will be a new adventure. Every day, participants will take an extended therapeutic riding lesson and learn horsemanship and various barn activities. In addition one other activity is offered each day such as an art project, cooking, music therapy, gardening, tending our chickens or perhaps a calming hike through our beautiful 103 acres of farm land.


Summer Adventures

Registration Form

Sign your child (ages 6 – 12) up for this outdoor summer program which allows your child to explore, enjoy and learn about caring for one of the most beautiful animals, the horse. Riders will learn about caring, bonding and trusting through the use of the horse. Opportunities in decision making, leadership skills and social skills will enrich the experience with the ultimate goal of improved self-awareness, self-image and self-reliance.

Activities include a daily group lesson with trail ride, grooming and tacking, mounted games, horsemanship, hiking, crafts, outdoor cooking all related to the theme of the week.

2020 Schedule – Dates TBD
Monday through Friday   9:00am to 3:00pm
$295.00 per week per rider

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Summer Youth Leadership Academy

The Winslow Summer Youth Leadership Academy is a four week summer program that is funded by the Orange County Youth Bureau for youth entering 7th, 8th and 9th grades. It was developed by the Orange County Youth Bureau to equip middle school aged youth, with the practical skills needed to become productive, self-fulfilled and achievement-oriented adults and community leaders. The program empowers young people by developing their inherent leadership potential and by opening the doors to new opportunities.

Our program incorporates positive youth development through an integrated curriculum of work experience, cultural enrichment, mentoring and the acquisition of life skills, job skills and leadership training. All of this combined with 2 days a week of group therapeutic riding lessons and horse care and horsemanship activities. It encourages participants to become self-sufficient, self-reflective and self-empowered.   This program is only open to 15 participants. Participants are chosen through an interview process. If you are interested in applying, please email Stacy at Stacy@Winslow.org.

2020 Schedule: Dates TBD
9:00am to 3:00pm.


Saddle Club

Do you have a teen who loves horses and wants to advance their equestrian skills? Enjoy daily mounted lessons while increasing fundamental skills of horsemanship. Winslow offers a fun and safe environment which focuses on confidence, respect, and friendships with those that share common interests. Saddle club is perfect for the horse crazy teen!

2020 Schedule: Dates TBD
9:00am to 12:00pm
$175 per rider