Enhancing lives through the therapeutic power of the horse in
Sonoma and Napa counties since 1993

Equi-Ed's Giving guide


Gift giving is an important tradition for families and friends, especially around the holidays. We want to honor our loved ones and let them know how important they are in our lives.  


Yet have you ever wondered if Aunt Jane really needed that cute wine stopper, or if Uncle Sean uses that 7-way screwdriver set.  Did they already have one? Or was that really a “thought that counts” waste of money? 


Maybe your family has had the talk that often comes up sooner or later —

"let’s skip gift giving this year,” or “let’s find a worthy charity instead.” 


What if there was an easy way to choose a gift in a loved one’s honor. A gift you know is useful, needed, appreciated, valued, and used. One that benefits a program that enhances lives through the therapeutic power of the horse.  One that will make you and your loved one proud.


Introducing the Equi-Ed Giving Guide.  This handy, on-line guide lets you choose gifts that benefit Equi-Ed’s programs and equines. Your gift works all year long to support riding lessons for those with special needs. 

Our Mission

Enhancing lives through the therapeutic power of the horse since 1993. Read more about Equi-Ed.

Our Programs

Equi-Ed offers year-round programming in riding and horsemanship. Each is specially designed to enhance the therapeutic, social and educational benefits equine assisted activities has to offer individuals. Students of all ages and backgrounds participate in riding and horsemanship as well as competition opportunities if they are so inclined.


Our Students

Equi-Ed offers to students with and without disabilities who participate in therapeutic riding, the opportunity to experience physical, emotional, and mental benefits. Read more about becoming a student.


Why Horses?

Therapeutic riding helps students become healthier as it increases balance, muscle control and strength. Horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the human body in a manner similar to the human walking gait thereby providing the upper and lower body sensation and mental image of walking. It stimulates passive exercise, which increases cardiovascular, muscular and respiratory strength.

We are fortunate to have begun our Fall riding session welcoming returning and several new students! 


Our Hoofbeats in the Vineyard, Ride-a-Thon Fundraiser on Sept. 26 was a resounding success, bringing in over $22,000.00 to support the program horses and student scholarships! A huge thank you to all of our participants and those who so generously donated to the event!

Although we are not completely back to normal and must still abide by COVID precautions, we have been able to manage in a safe way. Check our our calendar for some upcoming events which we are looking forward to, such as our Costume Parade and Haunted Barn on Sat. Oct 30, the Turkey Trot schooling horse show on Sunday Nov. 21 and the Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade Saturday December 4, among others!  

As always, we thank you for support of our program, riders and horses!

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