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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. In addition STEP at NFEC is able to provide all abilities  the opportunity  for recreational riding and Humane education in a integrated community setting..

 

 

COVID-19

 

2021 UPDATE

We are continuing  with our SAFETY PLAN WITH PROTOCOLS and are starting our winter session and accepting 2021 registrations as of 01/15/2021.

Everyone who is already registered  from 2020 will be given the opportunity to return first preference  and new particpants will be placed as able.

Don't delay as spots fill quickly.

lHOPE TO SEE YOU SOON! HAPPY NEW YEAR

Thank you

BE WELL BE SAFE

Kay & your STEP FAMILY & STAFF

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WELCOME  to STEP

    2021

   Coming this June

      OUR NEW

   PONY TALES  

   Reading readiness

          program

               & 

     Equine Sensory     

        Experience 

 

ABOUT
STEP's dedicated core of Therapists
Instructors and Volunteers
collaborate to provide
equine assisted therapies and activities and run the day to day operation of STEP at New Forest Equestrian Centre.
TEAM STEP is a multidisciplinary 
team of professionals and
volunteers who specifically assess and provide individualized
plans for each participant
utilizing specially selected
horses to achieve those goals
established and complete
our Mission  within the Community of STEP Family & Friends!
Come join our TEAM!
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

 

Our Season runs from

January 5th through December 1. 

News & Events

2020 Season has Begun! 

 

KEEP CHECKING HERE & OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR NEW & EXCITING EVENTS & PROGRAMS.

34th year of service to Capital District 

    Special Needs People and our

   Community of STEP Family &

                        Friends!

 

OPEN REGISTRATION  begins January 15th and is ONGOING

&

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

Get Involved

If you LOVE HORSES & are able to work with people of all abilities IN A “STABLE ” ENVIRONMENT, this may be the place for you!