Image by Marc Ducharme
Image by Marc Ducharme
Image by Marc Ducharme
Image by Marc Ducharme


Located on Fuller Road in Burt, EquiStar’s mission is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities through equine related activities. The 24-year-old horseback riding facility helps disabled riders reach milestones in their physical development and communication skills. Under the guidance of CCE-Niagara, EquiStar will continue to provide equestrian-related activities that offer therapeutic benefits for children and adults with varying conditions, including Cerebral Palsy, developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Trisomy 21, anxiety, and more.

In June, CCE-Niagara assumed management of EquiStar’s operation and reinstituted the therapeutic riding program. A new session began on June 4th, with 33 riders currently enrolled and back in the saddle.

EquiStar offers 6-week therapeutic riding sessions that consist of one 45-minute class per week. The cost to ride is $150 per session, and the next available session begins July 23rd and ends September 1st.

Plans are underway to launch a fundraising drive early this summer to help meet EquiStar’s programmatic needs. In the meantime, CCE-Niagara welcomes all levels of contributions. Interested businesses and individuals may contact Marc Ducharme, PR & Marketing Coordinator, at 433-8839 or by emailing him at ((More))

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Marc Ducharme
PR & Marketing Coordinator
(716) 433-8839 ext. 229

Last updated June 27, 2018