EEU provides educational and therapeutic riding instruction for people with special needs of all ages. We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity, governed by a volunteer board of directors.
Please take some time and explore our site. You will find information on volunteering, how to become a student, our upcoming events and ways to donate to EEU.
EEU began in 1979 and became an affiliate member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) in September, 1986.
PATH Centers just as other professions use accreditation and licensing systems to improve the well-being of their industries, therapeutic equine professionals have a distinction of their own thanks to PATH’s Premier Accredited Center Program. The Premier Accredited Center Program offers PATH centers the chance to demonstrate their excellence in providing quality, professional equine assisted activities. This voluntary process recognizes PATH centers that have met established industry standards. The accreditation process is a peer review system, in which trained volunteers visit and evaluate centers in accordance with PATH standards. Centers that meet the accreditation requirements based on the administrative, facility, program and applicable special interest standards become a Premier Accredited Center for a period of five years. Centers must renew that accreditation by the end of the fifth year.
Additionally, EEU has been an affiliate agency of the United Way of Porter County since 2003.
WHEN AND WHERE TO RIDE
Lessons are held April through October. Our facility offers:
- Indoor Arena
- Outdoor Arena
- Viewing Area
- Tack Room
- Mounting Platform
- Safety Headgear & Stirrups
- Adaptive Equipment
The mission of the Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited, Inc. (EEU) is to provide educational and therapeutic horseback riding activities to those with special needs for an improved quality of life, utilizing professional instructors and trained volunteers in a safe and secure environment.