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BRIGHT HORIZONS

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Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center is committed to improving the physical and emotional wellbeing of individuals and their families through therapeutic equestrian activities. Founded in 2004, Bright Horizons began as its own 501(c)(3) non-profit organization before merging with the Olalla Center in 2023.

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WHAT WE DO & HOW

Bright Horizons serves a broad range of enthusiastic and hardworking riders. We focus on helping people of all ages reach their life goals through EAAT (Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies).  Bright Horizons staff are certified to help those with a variety of special needs and disabilities.  We also offer "recreational riding lessons" to typical individuals when session scheduling allows. 

Our staff and volunteers are available to conduct a variety of educational and awareness programs that help support our primary mission. These programs include field trips, equine-awareness opportunities for challenged youth, public speaking engagements, and other types of community-based events.

Volunteers play a key role in making our mission a reality as well as keeping our program running. Our volunteers assist with a variety of tasks and responsibilities after receiving task-specific training. These tasks and responsibilities can include stall cleaning, arena set up, grooming, and saddling horses. Volunteers help in lessons by leading horses for participants, and oftentimes walking alongside them to assist as needed. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us or fill out the Olalla Center Volunteer Form.

OUR ACTIVITIES

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

This activity is intended for any person with a special need or disability. Lessons are adapted to fit the needs of the client by utilizing specially trained horses, volunteers, and adaptive equipment as needed.

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CONTACT US

You can reach us by contacting Marla Bowman, the Bright Horizons Program Manager, via email at marlab@olallacenter.org or via phone at (541) 444-2021.

DIRECTIONS

"The Barn" at Walker Farms
1925 Logsden Rd
Siletz, OR 97380

We are located at Walker Farms, two miles east of Siletz, Oregon. The facility includes a 10-stall barn with a heated viewing room, tack room and covered 100' x 100' riding arena. 

Since most people lose service when passing through Siletz on the way to us, make sure to write down or take a screenshot of your directions.

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