Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports transforms lives through horses. We provide a full spectrum of distinctive services – rehabilitative to recreational, curative to competitive – within an inclusive environment that fosters health, learning, 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!
Sarah & Nick Armentrout, Co-Founders

An Integration of Services
Rehabilitative through Recreational

Therapy Programs

Healing, Rehabilitation & Research

Hippotherapy ● Clinic‐Based PT/OT Treatment ● Equine‐Facilitated Therapy & Wellness Groups

Sports Programs

Learning & Growth

Recreational Riding ● Adaptive Equestrian Sports™ ● Para‐Equestrian Training & Education ● Sport Rider Conditioning, Education & Consults ● Pony Club ● Veterans Programs

Leadership Institute

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.


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