About Cheff

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Opened in 1970 as the first therapeutic riding center built especially for the purpose of serving those with special needs in the North America, the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center strives to focus on what individuals can accomplish, not on what they cannot.

Today, the Cheff serves riders of all ages who have physical, emotional or cognitive disabilities.

Mission Statement:

To enhance the lives of individuals who have special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies while leading the industry in education.

Why We Do What We Do:

It works!

The market for integrative therapies has been consistently increasing in the United States over the past 10 years.   This trend is supported by out of control healthcare costs, rising rates of preventable health problems, and changing national healthcare policies.  Doctors, hospitals, and patients are finding that utilizing an integrative healing approach produces tangible benefits ranging from preventative care to improved therapy outcomes, to savings on the bottom line.   According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, nearly 40% of U.S. adults are currently using at least once type of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Examples of challenges our clients face:

  • Mentally and Emotionally Impaired
  • Visual and Hearing Impaired
  • Down Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cancer
  • Brain Injuries
  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
  • At-Risk Children
  • Senior Citizens
  • U.S. Veterans

Equine Assisted Therapies change lives.

Something truly magical happens when these clients and horses come together.

Therapeutic Riding and Therapy Services are offered to clients all year round with programs in both fall and spring semesters and camp programs in the summer. For immediate openings, call 269-731-4471.