Camelot is a bridge leading to a life of freedom and self-fulfillment for children and adults with physical disabilities. Founded in 1980, our non-profit program offers horsemanship as a means of therapy that improves strength, balance, coordination, and self-esteem. More than a riding program, Camelot is a philosophy that views every human being as a masterpiece and rests on the belief that love and courage can slay the mightiest of dragons!
Using the horse as a metaphor of life, our students learn to become stronger than the obstacles in their paths. Together, we achieve this through one-on-one programming for each student, based on his or her unique abilities and needs. Camelot’s students proceed through a demanding curriculum that includes every facet of horsemanship: riding, driving, grooming, training, showing, veterinary care, tack selection and maintenance, and stable management.
In spite of disabilities such as blindness, paralysis, amputation, and deafness, many of our students go on to own their own horses. It can be done! All it takes is an interest in horses and a willingness to stretch in body, mind, and spirit.
Many students who have completed our program have gone on to fulfill their goals of higher education and community leadership. Often times, alumni continue their involvement with Camelot by volunteering and mentoring fellow riders. Giving back is part of the Camelot philosophy.