Therapeutic Horseback Riding Services
Here at Agape, we teach riding and horsemanship skills to meet the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive goals of everyone we serve.
What we do
We strive to be a place where our participants and their families can take a deep breath and know they are in a place where they are loved and accepted for who they are. Through partnering with horses we are able to support each participant we serve on their journey towards being their best self, however that may look. You will experience joy and hope in a place that is calm amidst the chaos because of horses.
We believe that lives can experience healing and joy in an environment where unconditional love and the wonderment of a horse connect, creating a haven for unbridled hope.
Agape cultivates personal growth by strengthening the mind, body, and spirit through unique horse-assisted experiences.
Agape is a Greek word that means “unconditional love”. Cheryl Miller and her daughter Dawn were called to share unconditional love when they expanded their enjoyment of horses, and love for children, by developing a summer riding program for children with disabilities, using the therapeutic value of horses to transform lives. As a result of parents’ requests and therapists who witnessed the summer success, Cheryl and Dawn founded Agape in 1986, but they continued to dream of a year round program. That dream became a reality following Dawn’s tragic death in 1992. After seeking God’s guidance, a farm just north of Indianapolis in Cicero, Indiana was selected for the start of a therapeutic riding center. In March of 1994, Cheryl established a full-time program, serving individuals and schools throughout central Indiana. Agape remains committed to that original dream of helping people through horses and being a place of hope and healing.
How it all started
Beauty from Ashes
Our New Facility
A Second Location
A Third Location
Agape is a Premier Accredited Center through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). This means that Agape meets the highest industry standards when it comes to safety, qualified staff, and service excellence.
Instructional Excellence & Safety
Our Core Values: The Agape Way
We promise all we serve – horses and humans – to strive for excellence. This is “The Agape Way.”