Formerly Equest Therapeutic Riding Center
Carlisle Academy for Integrative Equine Therapy and Sports transforms lives through horses. We provide a continuum of distinctive services – rehabilitative through recreational – within an inclusive environment that fosters learning, growth and overall well-being.
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Welcome to Carlisle Academy

Thank you for your interest in our programs. Carlisle Academy is a New England premier integrative riding school, transforming lives through horses. Building upon the reputation and success of the Equest Therapeutic Riding Center, founded in 1998 on our farm in Lyman, Maine and impacting the lives of hundreds of children and adults with disabilities, Carlisle Academy is strengthened by an integrated mission and expanded program offerings. Our hallmark hippotherapy and adaptive programs are enhanced by the addition of para-equestrian sports, traditional equestrian education, and field training courses. You will find much information about the life-changing work that we are privileged to do each day, in partnership with the horse.

We hope to see you here!
Sincerely,
Sarah & Nick Armentrout, Co-Founders

An Integration of Services – Rehabilitative through Recreational

Curriculum & Treatment Programs

  • Hippotherapy
  • Adaptive Riding
  • Adaptive Carriage Driving
  • Interactive Vaulting
  • Integrative Horsemanship
  • Specialty Curriculum Programs

Recreational & Competitive Programs

  • Para-Equestrian Sport
  • Traditional Riding Lessons
  • Competitive Teams
  • Summer Camps
  • Adult & Youth Riding Clubs
  • Sport Vaulting

Training Programs

  • Clinics
  • Workshops
  • Field Study & Certifications
  • Internships
  • Mentoring
  • Apprenticeships

Carlisle Academy provides an integration of services, from rehabilitative through recreational, traditional to transformative.

Participants come for a variety of reasons, according to ability and interest, and Carlisle’s curriculum is designed to meet each person’s specific needs through highly individualized riding or treatment plans. Throughout all the programs and with the help of exceptional and dedicated staff, the horse is a source of health and wholeness.

 

Recent News

International Champion Katharine Wick Headlines Vaulting Winter Warm Up Clinic

Story by Kristen Gould February 2014 Carlisle Academy in Lyman Maine held its first vaulting clinic on a bright and beautiful […]

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Our Charitable Partner

Carlisle Charitable Foundation

An independent 501(c)(3), supporting scholarship needs of the Academy’s participants.

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Pioneers in Transformative Riding ~
the horse as a source of health & wholeness.
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