Therapeutic Riding serving Berkshire and Columbia Counties
We Have moved into Columbia County ~ Just minutes from many locations in Berkshire Country. We are 10 minutes from the Rt 295 & Rt 22 intersection in Beautiful East Chatham.
Lessons are available by appointment only ~ Please call 518.822.0562 for available days & times
We cant wait to see everyone!!
ATherapeutic Riding Program
Destiny's Ride is a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic riding and horsemanship lessons to children and adults with special needs, with a specialty in amputee.
Therapeutic riding is an individualized program of learning to ride a horse which takes into account a person's physical, mental, and emotional strengths and limitations.
Location and Lesson Details
Destiny's Ride Therapeutic Equestrian Program currently operates all lessons at 300 New Concord Road, East Chatham. Please direct all questions to Destiny's Ride Inc. (518)822-0562 or Contact Us
and improve the lives of individuals with physical, cognitive,
emotional, behavioral, and/or social challenges, while enhancing and
increasing self confidence, self esteem and dignity. We will achieve
this through therapeutic horseback riding and equine related activities.
The inspiration for Destiny's Ride came from our Founder & Executive Director Jodie O'Connell who at the young age of 16 lost her dominant hand in an unfortunate industrial accident. Her lifelong dream has always been to bring to others the same magical healing power that horses have, that she was fortunate to experience before and after her amputation and continues to this day. The goal of Destiny's Ride is to provide inspiration, a sense of well being, and self-healing while allowing the individual to find comfort, happiness, and their true selves through bonding with horses.
See About Destiny's Ride to read how our road to destiny came to be as Founder Jodie O'Connell tells her story how she over came the loss of her dominant hand that led her to establish a therapeutic riding program to help enrich the lives of many step by step.
If you are an existing therapeutic equine center or organization that is interested in hosting an event or workshop for amputees and want would like more information, please
Under Massachusetts Law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to Chapter 128, Section 20 of the General Laws.