Flying Manes Therapeutic Riding is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) member center that offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons and activities aimed at teaching the foundations of equine behavior and equine care.
Flying Manes Mission Statement
Flying Manes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals faced with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges by providing the benefits of equine assisted activities and therapies in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Flying Manes aspires to be a premier therapeutic riding center in the New York metropolitan area. It aims to operate in a professional environment that fulfills the highest standards established by PATH and to create a supportive community characterized by continuous learning and improvement. The core values Flying Manes strives toward in its work are safety, respect, recognition, independence, and growth.
Flying Manes operates at Riverdale Stables, a premier horseback riding facility in New York. Riverdale Stables is located on 21 acres in Van Cortlandt Park and features an indoor arena, several outdoor arenas, and immediate access to the trails in the park.
Whom We Serve
Flying Manes participants represent diverse backgrounds. They are children and adults of all ages above four years with a wide variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges, including, but not limited to:
- multiple sclerosis
- cerebral palsy
- traumatic brain injury
- visual and hearing impairment
- Down syndrome
- spina bifida
- developmental delay
- muscular dystrophy
- learning disabilities
- behavioral challenges
- language deficiencies
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- attention deficit disorder
- pervasive development disorder
Flying Manes in the Media
2012 HOPE WEEK: YANKEES’ SURPRISE VISIT AT FLYING MANES
YES NETWORK.COM: HOPE Week: Therapeutic Riding
ESPN.COM: HOPE Week: Yankees visit Flying Manes
CBS New York: New York Yankees Begin 4th Annual HOPE Week
New York Post: Teixeira and Yankees raise kids spirits as HOPE Week begins
Wall Street Journal: Yankees Serve Stable Surprise for Hope Week
CBS New York’s Mobile Couch featured Flying Manes on September 26th, 2012 and helped us get the word out about our program to prospective riders, donors, and volunteers.
One of our PATH-certified instructors, Jen, is featured in the November 2011 Issue of O, The Oprah Magazine! Read about her in 8 People Who Made Their Dreams a Reality.
Two of our fantastic volunteers talk about Flying Manes in the July issue of Today’s Equestrian Magazine in Mother and Daughter ‘Give Back’ Through the Sport They Love.
The Riverdale Press published an article about Flying Manes, Riding Soothes Souls of Students Saddled with Hardships, in its June 1, 2011 issue.
Flying Manes hosted Rupert Isaacson, author of the international bestselling book The Horse Boy, as the Bronx Times reported on March 31, 2010 in A Free Day of Therapeutic Horse Riding.