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..
GREAT NEWS! 05/20/2020
We are PHASE 1 of the New York State RE-opening and are STEP-ing up aligning our SAFETY PLAN WITH PROTOCOLS to be able to start the re-entry of our participants into programs. Everyone who has already registered will be given the opportunity to return first preference and are still taking registrations at this time for 2020 and place as able.
ALL Registered riders, volunteers STEP staff and Friends of STEP will be receiving by mail our re-entry plan. with our newsletter and our flyer for STEP into our SHOES fundraiser.
WE ARE CURRENTLY DOING DRIVE BY DAYS by Appointment only. Please contact STEP by email or phone to set up an appointment.HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON! HAPPY HOLIDAY
BE WELL BE SAFE
Kay & your STEP FAMILY & STAFF
PHASE 5 PARTICIPANTS have been placed in available spots for the FALL session as of 09/10/2020 and are progressing on their goals and skills!. Spots are still available for our Community STEP from the GROUND UP.
Accepting registrations for Winter /Spring2021 now
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!
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
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 &
OPEN REGISTRATION begins January 15th and is ONGOING