Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center
The mission of the Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center is to provide equine therapy to individuals with physical, social, emotional and sensory disabilities. Equine therapy provides whole-person therapy that assists individuals improve their gross and fine motor skills, articulation, posture and language abilities.
Raemelton began serving physically, mentally, and cognatively impaired Richland County adults and children in 1995. The organization started with a small group of 13 riders and 4 horses and has grown to more than 90 students per week, year round participating in our Equine Facilitated Therapy and Learning Programs.
In 1999, Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center introduced the C.A.R.E. (Children At Risk Equestrian) program to help prevent behavioral problems in children by teaching them how to care for and ride horses.
Raemelton is housed on the former Black estate and includes an indoor riding arena complete with heated glass viewing room, an outdoor riding arena, two large barns, riding trails, and several pastures. Each of Raemelton's instructors is NARHA certification. These qualifications make it possible for the organization to provide students with a safe and encouraging environment where they can make their equestrian dreams come true.
As a 501 (c)(3), Raemelton is able to provide students with an opportunity to experience horses regardless of the student's ability to pay for these services. The organization relies heavily on grants, individuals, and corporate donations and fundraising efforts to provide services to the community.
Today, the organization offers therapeutic riding, therapeutic driving programs, and the CARE program.