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Inside The Numbers: ASPIRE Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program

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ASPIRE always welcomes and appreciates donations of supplies and materials to support our programs.
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From the retired horses, to active horses, even to the Horses of the Year. Read about all of our Horses.

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From the young to the old, we've all enjoyed their smiles. These smiles have made it worth it all!

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ASPIRE’S Outreach Programs are a very intricate part of the program and a very successful part. ASPIRE’S Outreach Programs include Equine Experiential Learning, Mini-Visitation, and Camp Hope.


Equine Experiential Learning program “Wings on Eagles”
ASPIRE provides unmounted program to individuals from a Residenital Facility once a week in the Spring and Fall. These girls and boys are matched with a horse and volunteer. During the session students learn trust, respect, safety, bonding, communication, sharing, listening and how to care for an animal that provides unconditional love. Students report that they enjoy being part of this program and do better in school. For more information about this program please contact us.

Mini-Visitation Program
Cody and Maverick are our Delta certified miniatures. Cody visits a special education classroom at Central Intermediate School. Cody goes to school each week and visits the students. The students learn about grooming, feeding, cleanup, taking turns, following directions, respect and gentle voices. They are also learning about horse breeds and parts of a horse. This program is educational so we learn math, sequencing, matching and reading. Cody and Maverick can also visit residential facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, group homes and other schools. For more information contact us.

Camp Hope
Camp Hope is held the first week in August each summer. ASPIRE can serve up to 60 individuals with and without disabilities at a minimal cost. Thanks to Community Foundation of Waterloo/Cedar Falls and NE Iowa for the partial funding. Thanks to the rest of the community for your campership support. Each camper is matched with a volunteer and campers are participating in activities all week long. Activiities include horseback riding, arts and crafts, cooking, grooming, water games, sports games, field trips, and Lost Island Water Park. For more information contact us.

Summer Outreach
Each summer ASPIRE partners with several organizations such as Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army, YWCA, and Girl Scouts. This program involves riding, grooming, leading; learning trust, respect, to follow directions and much more. Please contact us for more information.

 


Links to VGM Forbin, NARHA, and Various Riding Centers and Other links. Click Here