When someone who can't walk, rides a horse

for the first time, it's like a miracle."

What We Do

Since its inception in 1978 T.E.A.D. has provided thousands of individuals young and old with a different approach to their situation. Located in the rolling pastures of Mount Hope, T.E.A.D. is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through equestrian therapy, a proven method in dealing with the challenges presented to them by their disabilities.

We endeavor to fulfill our mission statement with honesty, integrity and accountability, with which the professionalism and compassion of staff, instructors and volunteers empower our riders with disabilities to a level of riding that earns the respect of all involved at T.E.A.D.

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Tellington Touch – read a young volunteer’s story here: Morgan Conway Little Miracles

Our Mission

T.E.A.D. Equestrian Association for the Disabled is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with a disability through a unique form of proven therapy with the use of horses.

Come to The Equestrian Association for the Disabled for therapeutic grooming lessons. 

The Equestrian Association for the Disabled provides therapeutic lessons to children and adults with disabilities to work with horses either on the ground or in the saddle.

The session is 12 weeks start March 21st 2014.

Each lesson is 30 minutes once a week for only $10.00 a lesson.

Lessons include:

Parts of the horse, Horse markings, Equipment, Grooming, Feeding, Leading, Mucking, Bathing, Braiding and more!

We are located just outside of Hamilton in Mount Hope.

Please contact troton@tead.on.ca for more information.


Breaking News

Spring Riding Session

Instructor Pat Bullock has resigned her position with T.E.A.D. effective immediately.  We are doing our best to ensure coverage of all of her lessons for the Spring session.  During this transition period volunteers and riders may be working with other instructors, we really appreciate your patience, understanding and commitment to T.E.A.D.  We thank Pat for her years of service and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.  Any questions should be directed to Sarah Meharg: smeharg@choicesgroup.org

We currently have opportunities in our therapeutic riding program and in our weekly volunteer lessons.

Contact: Kim Curran Meadowcroft ext. 222 or Emma George Archibald ext. 225

Volunteer Training Session

Our next Volunteer Training Session will be held on:

Friday April 25th, 2014 @ 6pm

to register please telephone 905-679-8323 ext. 221 or email: volunteer@tead.on.ca

We currently serve 300 special riders and have a growing waiting list Learn More