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
Rehabilitative through Recreational
Healing, Rehabilitation & Research
Hippotherapy ● Clinic‐Based PT/OT Treatment ● Equine‐Facilitated Therapy & Wellness Groups
Learning & Growth
Recreational Riding ● Adaptive Equestrian Sports™ ● Para‐Equestrian Training & Education ● Sport Rider Conditioning, Education & Consults ● Pony Club ● Veterans Programs
Continuing Education & Professional Development
Ongoing Clinics ● Service‐Learning Apprenticeships ● Clinical & Educational Internships ● Short Courses & Professional Mentorships ● Organizational Consulting & Training ● Working Farmscape
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.