What’s Happening at PRANCE
New Therapy Horses Arrive
Bruce Power’s Mike Rencheck and Southampton Rotary Club welcoming the new Therapy Horses.
Thanks for the incredible support and making this possible!
PRANCE (Pegasus Riding Association Nurturing Challenged Equestrians) is a therapeutic equestrian center dedicated to the growth and development of individuals with intellectual, physical and emotional challenges through experiences with horses. We offer a mounted riding program, counselling sessions and a fully integrated kids camp program.
We welcome volunteers who are able to donate two hours per week each spring and/or fall. No horse experience is required – training will be provided. A great way to help others and make new friends while getting some exercise and spending time with horses. PRANCE is a perfect place for students to help out and earn their volunteer hours for high school.
Your Support is Needed:
PRANCE is a registered charity and we rely heavily on community support through donations and grants to be able to maintain our facility and care for our herd of horses. Corporate and small individual donations are graciously appreciated. We also welcome donations of tack, services or the gift of your time as a volunteer. Thank you for helping to improve lives through the power of horses!
Our Goals & Facility
Our Therapeutic Equestrian Centre was established in 1993 for the purpose of helping persons with physical, developmental, intellectual and emotional challenges through work with horses. Our goal is to help every individual achieve to the best of their abilities and to promote integration and acceptance of diversity in our community.
Miramichi Farms is the home of PRANCE located on the Eastern shore of Lake Huron near Port Elgin, Ontario within the traditional territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) and the harvesting areas of the Georgian Bay Metis Nation of Ontario (NMO) and the Historic Saugeen Metis (HSM) peoples.
To visit our facililty and learn more about our programs, please contact Ann Marie at 519-832-2522. Our grounds are closed to the public but we’d be happy to have you here for a visit!
Programs and Camps
Equine Facilitated Wellness or EFW – Facilitated by a mental health professional and equine specialist. EFW has been shown to be effective for: anxiety, depression, PTSD and grief. Participants are grouped according to their age and ability.
Therapeutic Riding Programs – We run two ten-week therapeutic riding programs each spring and fall that focus on mounted horseback riding for riders with disabilities from aged 5 to 105
Day Camp Program – Campers learn to integrate and make new friendships, while celebrating differences. The strength of our camp is in the diversity of the participants.