Promoting Physical & Mental Health Through Equine Therapy

Exceptional Equestrians is a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides medically based, equine-assisted services to almost 500 children, teens and adults throughout Northeastern Wisconsin. Through these services, the participants are able to build on physical, emotional and cognitive skills, increasing their quality of life.
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A Different Level of Connection

Our staff and volunteers know the human-horse bond provides a unique therapeutic value. This knowledge fuels our commitment to bettering the lives of people of all abilities through the healing power of horses.

Our mission is to better the lives of people of all abilities through the healing power of horses, and we’d love to answer any questions you may have.

Our Services


Occupational and Physical therapy incorporating the horse into treatment is called Hippotherapy. Hippotherapy is 1:1 individualized treatment by a licensed clinician with advanced knowledge in the use of the horse’s movement to influence the cognitive, sensory and neuro-motor systems of the rider.
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Adaptive Riding

Adaptive riding is offered in a group format and is supervised by a PATH-certified therapeutic riding instructor. Riders are stimulated and challenged by the sensory motor input from the horse while working on tasks that align with their abilities, goals, and interests.
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Equine-Experiential Therapy

"Taking the Lead" is primarily an “off horse” equine-experiential therapy program where individuals, peer groups, families, and corporate groups can work on communication skills, problem solving, team building, and leadership skills.
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How You Can Help

For over 24 years, Exceptional Equestrians has been impacting the lives of thousands of youth, teens, and adults. Our mission to better the lives of people of all abilities through the healing power of horses could not be possible without the generosity of our community. Your monetary gift or vehicle donation will help youth, teens, and adults have the ability to “experience the exceptional”. 

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Fall break schedule.

For the week of Monday, September 4th through Friday, September 8th, Exceptional Equestrians will be closed. We look forward to seeing everyone starting the week of Monday, September 11th.