Our Mission Eos Therapeutic Riding Center exists to improve the health, well being and quality of life of children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges by providing individualized therapeutic and recreational horseback riding activities conducted in a safe, professional and caring environment.
A Non-Profit Corporation Providing Therapeutic Horseback Riding to Children and Adults with Special Needs
288 Dahl Road Bloomsburg, PA 17815-9776 (570) 784-5445
Eos Therapeutic Riding Center was established in 1992 to provide therapeutic horseback riding activities for mentally, physically and emotionally challenge children and adults. Eos (pronounced EE-ose) is a shortened form of the word Eohippus, the first horse of evolution. Its name means new dawn or new beginning, an appropriate description of what therapeutic riding can help provide for many riders. The program began with seven riders and two loaned ponies. Eos has expanded to serve over eighty five riders using nine horses and ponies that are wither owned by the center or loaned to us. We run weekly sessions, from will consist of approximately 2200 riding sessions.
The Center is located at Crystal Creek Acres, a twelve acre farm northwest of Bloomsburg, Pa. Two of these acres are leased from Crystal Creek and contain an indoor riding arena, Kellen's Place, with waiting area and stable facilities, and a wooden trail. Both the trail and the arena contain many games and skills activities that are used in the course of a riding session.
Eos is a member of the Pennsylvania Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship. We are a non-profit corporation registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations, Eos is also recognized as a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Therapeutic Horseback Riding
Therapeutic riding began in Europe in the early 1950's inspired by the performance of Lis Hartel in Helsinki Olympics. Despite being partially paralyzed from polio, Liz won an equestrian silver medal in dressage. Medical and equine.