Established in 1986, the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program (STEP) is a charitable, not-for-profit 501 (C)(3) organization, registered in NY State, that is dedicated to helping special needs individuals achieve a maximum degree of freedom, independence and mobility through tested and innovative methods of equine assisted therapy and medical rehabilitation.
STEP’s therapists, instructors, and dedicated core of volunteers collaborate to provide equine assisted therapies and activities.
STEP Professionals in a variety of disciplines, including licensed Physical Therapists, provide individualized treatment planning for each special needs rider. We also utilized volunteers, horse professionals and specially selected horses to achieve the goals of each rider.
Our equine assisted therapies and activities include
Hippotherapy Equine assisted Therapy
Our exclusive “STEP-up” program
Therapeutic riding Adaptive Riding
STEP from the GROUND UP equine facilitated mental health
Our Season runs from
March 1 through December 1.
News & Events
2020 Season has Begun!
KEEP CHECKING HERE & OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR NEW & EXCITING EVENTS & PROGRAMS.
334th year of service to Capital District Special Needs People!
OPEN REGISTRATION begins January 15th and is ONGOING