Proud Partner of Smiles Center for Independent Living. Together we provide independent living, experiential learning, therapeutic horsemanship, and other guided activities in nature.
David Spellman and his wife, Jill, had a vision to use their love of horses to help others. In the summer of 2009, David and Jill opened their home to three foster children and recognized the impact of a loving environment coupled with equine (horse) assisted learning. Teachers and community members saw a positive change in the children’s attitudes and schoolwork. Encouragement from the community inspired David and Jill to make their dream a reality, and so, they formed Agapé Riding Center. In the summer of 2010, Agapé received its 501(c)3 non-profit organization status.
Agapé’s equine assisted learning program aims to help people connect with horses, nature, and themselves. Agapé helps foster families, reunites family members, creates confidence in people with disabilities, and provides a healthy outlet to at-risk youth. In addition, Agapé offers opportunities for people of all ages and horseback riding abilities to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of grooming and riding horses.
Our services are available to anyone interested in experiencing a horse farm. We welcome children, youth, and adults in need of daycare facilities; companies wanting to reward employees; and all horse and nature lovers.
Agape Riding Center is open to the public by appointment. Contact David Spellman at email@example.com or 612-581-8924.