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Dreams On Horseback

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Background

What region or area do you provide services in?

Dreams on Horseback serves children and adults in the Columbus and Central Ohio region. Most of their programs are operated from their farm, called the “Field of Dreams”, located just 15 minutes east of downtown Columbus.

How and when did the organization get started?

Dreams on Horseback began in 2002, transporting horses to inner-city Columbus to offer educational programs.

Since then, Dreams on Horseback has opened their own farm called the “Field of Dreams” and added many new programs. They are now able to offer a range of services including equine-assisted learning for children with disabilities, training and development programs for high school students, and equine therapy for elderly individuals with Alzheimers Disease.

In 2012, Dreams on Horseback was asked to create the only Special Olympics Equestrian Team in Franklin County Ohio. Athletes train year-round in preparation for the Statewide competition in Western and English style horseback riding.

Dreams on Horseback instructor volunteers became PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors in 2013. This certification allows our programs to help students with a wider range of cognitive, behavioral, and physical challenges.

How many employees do you have?

We have 17 employees and board members.

How many volunteers does your organization have?

(click the “Service Projects” tab to learn more about volunteer opportunities)

We have dozens of volunteers each year who help with a range of activities including horse grooming, farm maintenance, horse training and other activities that help keep our programs running.