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STEP up & be a Happy Heart!

Visit Agway of Ballston Spa ~ Wallace Farm-N-Garden. Take a heart and pay it forward for STEP! Many single items and donations from $5 and up for grain, shavings, salt blocks, buckets, blankets, etc.

STEP up ~ Happy Heart Tree

Established in 1986, the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program (STEP) is a charitable, not-for-profit 501 (C)(3) organization registered in NY State.  We are 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. In addition, STEP at New Forest Equestrian Center (NFEC), is able to provide all abilities the opportunity for recreational riding and Humane education in a integrated community setting.

2023 STEP Programs

Our equine assisted therapies and activities include:


  • Hippotherapy & Equine assisted Therapy

  • Our exclusive “STEP-up” COMMUNITY LESSONS program

  • Therapeutic riding Adaptive Riding

  • Equine Experiential Learning

  • Competition/Special Olympics 

  • STEP from the GROUND UP 

  • Community Educational Workshops

  • Hearts Healing & Hooves on the ground Veterans program            

                ...and so much more

COVID-19 UPDATE - We are continuing  with our SAFETY PLAN WITH PROTOCOLS and remain committed to following current procedures.
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