Dream Catchers Therapeutic Horsemanship

Dream Catchers Therapeutic Horsemanship
P.O. Box 1261
Williamsburg VA 23187

Tax ID/EIN: 54-1692709
Year Founded: 1993
Last Updated 2016-06-09

Public Charity

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Why are we a Messenger?

The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a Messenger. Click here to learn more about our horse care and use practices.

Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

Equine Welfare Network Messenger

Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center, a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International Premier accredited center, improves the quality of life for individuals with physical, emotional, and developmental needs by providing evidence-based therapeutic riding, equine assisted activities and advancing effective practices through professional education and research.

Horse-related programs:
Therapeutic Horsemanship, including Therapeutic Riding, Speech Therapy, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning, hosting Dream Catchers 4-H Leadership Club (for children with and without disabilities), host PATH Int’l and TRAV (Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia) workshops and conferences, continuing education for volunteers, area horsemen, and therapeutic horsemanship professionals, including administrators. Two benefit horse shows, open to the public, are held each year.

Non-horse-related programs:

Volunteer Opportunities

Facility Volunteers
Minimum Age: 18
If you like to mow grass, tend to gardens,or like to do "handy-person fix-it" type chores around the farm we want you!

Lesson Volunteers
Minimum Age: 14
Lesson volunteers work directly with the students and the horses. Volunteers will receive necessary training. They must be able to walk and "trot" with the students and the horses for a minimum of one hour once per week.

Wish List Items

Horse Snacks
Fresh apples, carrots, or peppermints and gingersnaps- each horse gets a treat after each of the lessons-- please help by donating!

Pick-up Truck
a 250 or 2500 or larger pick-up truck to use around the farm and to pull the horse trailer!

we have acquired several draft horses and are in need of larger (18 inch or bigger) saddles to fit them. Please, only saddles in good to excellent condition-- we care about our horse's backs!