About Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center
The mission of the Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center is to provide equine assisted activities and therapies to individuals with physical, mental, social, emotional and sensory disabilities. Equine therapy provides whole-person therapy that assists individuals improve their gross and fine motor skills, articulation, posture and language abilities.
Raemelton began serving physically, mentally, and cognitively impaired Richland County adults and children in 1995. The organization started with a small group of 13 riders and 4 horses and has grown to more than 90 students - along with 19 equine partners - per week, participating in our Equine Assisted Therapies and Learning Programs. In 1999, Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center introduced the C.A.R.E. (Children At Risk Equestrian) program to help prevent behavioral problems in children by teaching them how to care for horses.
In 2012, Raemelton launched the Hooves for Heroes Veteran's Program. This program is offered to active, inactive and retired Veterans and their families at no cost to them. Program options include: Therapeutic Riding, Therapeutic Carriage Driving, Equine Facilitated Learning, Volunteering - the program has been expanded in spring of 2015 to include Equine Assisted Psychotherapy using the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) model practice.
Each of Raemelton's instructors holds a PATH, Int'l. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) certification, and Raemelton is a PATH, International Member Center. These qualifications make it possible for the organization to provide students with a safe and encouraging environment where they can make their equestrian dreams come true.