13109 Fox Shadow Ln., Clifton, VA 20124,
Melissa Clegg is an OT who works part-time in the
Fairfax County Public Schools and does
therapeutic horseback riding on her own property
on Mondays and Fridays from April through Oct.
or Nov (weather permitting).
21197 St. Louis Road, Middleburg, VA 20117,
Golden Dreams, of Middleburg, VA, helps children
and adults with disabilities rehabilitate through
equestrian activities. These equestrian activities
are specifically created to cater to each individual’
s specific needs in order to create the most
beneficial program possible. Equestrian exercises
have been shown to aid in rehabilitation by
improving balance, coordination and communication,
emotional strength, physical strength, posture and
stamina. Additionally, the activities we offer are
fun and rewarding to our participants.
Individuals with almost any cognitive, physical
and/or emotional disability can benefit from
therapeutic riding through safe and supervised
interaction with equines. Riding lessons are taught
by NARHA certified riding instructors assisted
by up to three volunteers per rider.
In addition to the riding lessons, Golden Dreams
offers special needs programs for regional schools
and awareness programs for schools and the
community at large. We also participate annually
in the Loudoun County Farm Tour.
Free Therapeutic Riding Available
If you are a military family with a special needs
child or if you or your spouse have a disability
Golden Dreams can provide you with free
Located in Middleburg, VA, Golden Dreams works
with the Air Warrior Courage Foundation to
provide funding up to $3000 per student, per
year. There is no cost to the military family.
Therapeutic riding for non-military special needs
children also available- no waiting list.
Please call 540-687-5800 or
www.goldendreamsriding.org for further
Therapeutic Horse Riding