Welcome to Jacobs' Ladder Therapeutic Riding Center.
We strive to help people learn the joys, and benefits of therapeutic riding, as well as other equine assisted activities.
Jacobs' Ladder Therapeutic Riding Center, in Hahira, wants to say a great big Thank You to our community for your support!
From April 18 through June 11, we were asking our friends on Facebook to vote daily on the Lexlin Gypsy Farm page. This farm breeds Gypsy Vanner horses & 3 years ago decided to begin sharing this wonderful breed with PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International Premier Therapeutic Riding Centers throughout the country. Gypsy Gift was created, with the intent of donating 10 horses each year to the top ten therapeutic riding centers with the most votes. Jacobs' Ladder submitted an application to be considered & were chosen for the competition. That was the easy part! The hard part was keeping the votes going. The week before the competition ended, Jacobs' Ladder managed to get as high as 3rd place & after several disappointing days, our votes left us in 9th place. We were sweating it there at the end! We were still eligible for a horse & so we waited while the top 8 centers picked their horses, so we could see which two horses we would get to choose from.
On Saturday, June 25th, we made the trip to Rockwood, Tennessee, to meet & bring home our new horse! Her name is Avalanna, which we have shortened to Lanna. She is a 4-year-old cutie & we are proud to have her join the herd at Jacobs' Ladder! This sweet girl is being readied to become part of our team of horses who care for our riders, which includes active duty military personnel & their families, as well as local veterans.
Founder & Director
Jacobs' Ladder Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
To reach members of our community who were previously unable to consider riding due to physical or mental disabilities, who are interested in furthering their knowledge of horses and are interested in learning to ride horses in a safe, non-stressful environment.
To provide an outlet for the recreational and developmental needs of school-age children and adults.
To promote an "I can do it!" attitude for those who have previously been limited in their abilities.
To offer, for those who are interested, the opportunity to compete in Special Olympics Horse Shows and other events for challenged riders.
“The mission of Jacobs’ Ladder Therapeutic Riding Center is to provide equine related activities to individuals with special needs. Children as young as 3 years old may participate, as well as adults who desire to strengthen their physical bodies, build their self-esteem, gain a sense of independence, learn new skills & make new friends.”
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