Therapeutic Horseback Riding Services
Our new location presents the opportunity to expand our services and improve our facilities. But we need your help to reach that goal.
Equine-assisted therapy has an incredibly unique healing power. Since Agape first opened its doors in 1986, we’ve helped improve the physical and mental wellbeing of over 50,000 individuals through the healing nature of horses. But with growing demand and a current waitlist of over 70 people, there is a clear need for expanded services.
There is a growing need to provide physical, mental, and emotional support for individuals in the Central Indiana community. A sizable portion of our population is reported to have a disability (25,439 residents in Hamilton County, 23,041 in Madison County, and 125,518 in Marion County*), and mental health concerns are increasing at an alarming rate. Following the pandemic, the CDC released a study that indicated 30 percent of Americans were showing symptoms of anxiety and depression, 13 percent were using drugs and alcohol to cope with stress, and 10 percent had seriously considered suicide.
*2019 State Report for County-Level Data, The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics
Our Cicero facility, perfect for a young organization in 1994, no longer meets the needs for one of the country’s leading therapeutic riding centers. It has only four acres available for horse care, a single heated indoor arena, limited office and storage space, and no adequate hay or equipment storage. While the programming remains state-of-the-art, the facilities make growth to accommodate the community’s demand for services nearly impossible.
Our new location at Stonycreek Farm in Noblesville presents an opportunity for Agape to preserve a beloved agricultural area while also expanding our capabilities to better serve the community. With a large administrative building, two riding arenas, and dedicated outdoor riding spaces, the new facility will fuel expanded operations, increasing the number of individuals Agape serves each year by at least 50 percent with the potential to eventually triple our current numbers.
Built for Future Success
An experienced and professional staff with expertise in administration, programming, operations, finance, and resource development
A robust suite of program lines, fueled by certified riding instructors and designed to serve ongoing equine therapy needs in central Indiana
A large and enthusiastic family of volunteers who provide time, talent, and resources needed to run a large operation at a reasonable cost
Unparalleled expertise in riding center operations, including humane and incomparable equine management and care
Transforming this land to maximize its potential will take a community-wide lift of $14 million.
Campus & Building
Mini Horse Area
Observation Room 1
Observation Room 2
Community & Volunteer Room
Outdoor Round Pen
Collaboration Work Hub
Conference Room 1
Conference Room 2
Tack Stalls (x6 @ $10,000 each)
Horse Stalls (x25 @ $10,000 each)