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    Our Mission

    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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    Accredited Paralympic Sport Club Program & Curriculum

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    Equine Experiential Education & Enrichment Programs

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    Accredited U.S. Pony Club Riding Center Program & Curriculum

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    Demonstration School & Workforce Innovation

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    Accredited PATH, International Program & Curriculum

Welcome to Carlisle Academy

Thank you for your interest in our programs. Carlisle Academy is an interdisciplinary, nationally accredited training center championing excellence and inclusion in equine therapy and sports. Building upon the reputation of the Equest Therapeutic Riding Center, founded in 1998 on our farm in Lyman, Maine, Carlisle Academy is strengthened by an integrated mission and expanded program offerings. 20 years later, our mission remains – transforming lives through horses. You will find in these pages myriad ways horses teach us, heal us, and bring us joy.

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

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2019 was a wonderful year at Carlisle Academy! See for yourself…