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!
Sarah & Nick Armentrout, Co-Founders
Clinical Treatment & Adaptive Curriculum Programs
- Clinic-Based PT/OT Treatment Only
- Equine-Facilitated Therapy Groups
- Equine-Facilitated Wellness Groups
- Adaptive Riding
Recreational & Competitive Programs
- Recreational Lessons
- Jump Days
- Sport Vaulting
- Group Classes
- Competition and Performance Teams
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.
By creating inclusive, Family-Centered Programing,Carlisle Academy has been able to support the changing needs of the whole family and create a richer learning environment for all involved.