News and Updates!!!!

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center is proud to announce that they have become a Medicaid waiver facility for respite care. This wonderful accomplishment will benefit over 13,000 individuals with disabilities living within the Hudson Valley region. TEC will be offering 2 hour respite care once a week. Individuals will be able to experience therapeutic riding, grooming therapy, art therapy and music therapy.  They look forward to opening to opening this program to all participants in September 2014.

Job Opening!
TEC is currently looking for a Program Director!  Please click on the link for more information on this job listing. Director Job Description.pdf

Check out our new program!
TEC has partnered with Hudson Vally Hospital Center and Support Connection to put on a Breast Cancer Support Pilot Program!  This program will service six women currently going through Breast Cancer and seven volunteers who are Breast Cancer survivors.  For more informaion, check out our Breast Cancer Support Program under programs and services!

Our Vision
The Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) strives to offer an environment where people with disabilities can overcome physical, psychological and emotional barriers.  Through equine-assisted activities, both on horseback and on the ground, we bring newfound joy and abilities to our clients.  


Our Mission
The Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) provides therapeutic and recreational riding for physically and developmentally disabled children and adults. TEC effectively preserves and utilizes open space for agricultural consumption by creating a sustainable green riding center.

Our History

Founded in 2006, the Therapeutic Equestrian Center is the brainchild of Leslie Heanue, a lifelong lover of horses. After a fifteen-year career in finance, and moved by the healing power of horses, Leslie decided to pursue her dream of establishing a therapeutic riding center. The Center’s Board of Directors comprises a diverse group of professionals and community members who share Leslie's amazing and powerful vision.

Located in Cold Spring, New York, the Therapeutic Equestrian Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Instructors at TEC are PATH INtl Certified. 


Programs & Events

ATTENTION DONORS: We hope to see you all for our Donor Appreciation Lobster-seafood Bake on May 17, 2014

Job Opening!

TEC is currently looking for a Program Director!  For more information click on the link! Director Job Description(1).pdf

Nominate our Volunteer of the Month!
Send nominations to or visit TEC and put your nomination in the box!

Annual Horse Expo & Therapeutic Riding Show

July 5, 2014

Summer Program 
Begins July 7. 2014
Some space is still available.

Horses Teaching Social Skills
Some space is still available.

Annual Fall Benefit
September 12, 2014

Junior Horsemanship Program

I CAN By John A Davis
I cannot walk, or run, or play a game of tennis everyday.
I cannot dance or ride a bike, I'll never know what skating is like.
I'll never sail the wind or surf or chase a ball across the turf.
Nor climb the snowcapped peaks above, so many thrills I'll never love.
But I CAN ride through the forest trails to see the fox and rabbit tails.
And watch geese and ducks take flight, while leaping stags and deer take fright.
Yes, I enjoy the "Sport of Kings" when carried high, my feet take wings
To fly me on a pleasure course I CAN mount and ride a horse.