National Center For Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT)

  • California


880 Runnymede Road
United States

About Us

Horses. Hope. Healing.

For over 47 years, NCEFT has helped thousands of children, adults, military Veterans, and First Responders with neurophysiological, cognitive, sensory processing, and psychosocial challenges. Internationally recognized as a leader in the field, we offer equine-assisted therapyadaptive ridingVeterans and First Responders Programssummer campspecial education school programs, and a wide range of other equine-assisted activities at our beautiful 12-acre facility in Woodside, California.

Equine-assisted therapy (physical, occupational, and speech therapy conducted on horseback) is an approved treatment tool by professional physical, occupational, and speech therapy associations. With the distinction of being the only Northern California facility member of the American Hippotherapy Association, NCEFT pioneered one of the nation’s first equine-assisted therapy programs. Currently providing more than 5,000 sessions year, our programs are specialized to treat every individual, no matter their age, background, or diagnosis.

NCEFT is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation (ID# 94-2378104) and depends upon the generous contributions of our donors to maintain the excellence of our facility and programs. We are a Platinum Participant, a Top-Rated member with a five-star rating, and a certified EQUUS Foundation 2018 Guardian.

Mission Statement

Our strong commitment to the concept of Horses, Hope, and Healing is personified in our mission statement:

NCEFT is dedicated to helping children, adults, and military Veterans with special needs reach beyond their boundaries through equine-assisted therapies, education, and research.

Latest Listings

Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist (Job)