Thank you for your interest in joining Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center. The following enrollment form must be completed and submitted for review prior to having a rider assessment. Once you, your parent or your guardian completes the online enrollment, you will be asked to download a Physician’s Release Form. Please note the medical forms must be completed and signed by the rider’s physician, and returned to Giant Steps, before an assessment can be scheduled. The assessment is to determine the rider’s individual needs, such as suitability, class type, exercise tolerance, mounting technique, volunteer assistance required, horse and adaptive equipment assignments, availability and goal setting. Riders are then placed in classes based on their individual needs, ability, age, personal goals and availability.
Through carefully designed objectives and lesson plans prepared by our PATH International Certified Instructors, riders work towards their personal goals in a therapeutically beneficial setting. The rider’s instructor records measurable outcomes and documents progress notes each week for the individual riders they serve; always working towards the goals agreed upon at the beginning of each session.
Giant Steps Board of Directors, staff and volunteers aggressively pursue revenue to support the program and make it affordable for every rider we serve. Every Giant Steps rider is subsidized through vigorous fundraising efforts. Although riders pay a tuition fee of $60 per lesson, the actual cost to Giant Steps is over twice as much. Scholarships may be considered on a case by case and session by session basis. You can download the Scholarship application in our Resources section or upon submission of your enrollment application.
We look forward to making Giant Steps an integral part of your year. As you complete the forms, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Julie, our Program Director: 707-781-9455 or [email protected]
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