The Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) engages the power of horses to challenge people with special needs to build stronger minds, bodies, and spirits.



Since 2006, TEC has helped people young and old with special needs achieve “I Did It!” moments and improve their lives. Here is a story about Allie and her "I Did It!" moment:


When Allie first arrived at TEC she didn’t have the strength to hold the reins or steer her horse.  It took all she could do to simply balance herself in the saddle.  Week after week Allie grew stronger until she improved her muscle control enough to sit up and ride her horse.


“I stood up and cheered so loud!  I couldn’t believe it!  She had such a huge smile on her face and was so proud of herself!  And I was so proud of her,” shared Allie’s mom Randi.


Tour our website to learn about other “I Did It!” moments and to discover how to become a part of TEC as a participant, volunteer, supporter, and more.

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As we continue to migrate through the coronavirus pandemic and for ongoing concerns regarding COVID, things will operate a bit differently at the barn.  We will adhere to the CDC guidelines and local, State, and Federal mandates that are in place.  Click here to learn more about our COVID Safety Measures.


September 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the TEC barn.  This is an opportunity for new volunteers, a refresher session for those who haven't volunteered in a while, or for those who were unable to attend previous training sessions.

Starts on September 13 and runs through October 31, 2021. 

Let the staff at Papa Vino’s in St. Joseph (MI) take care of you. Mark your calendars and come join us for a Papa's Partners Event to Benefit TEC. Stop by for dinner one night or all four nights. The event benefit takes place September 20 - 23, 2021.  Click here for more details.

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General Information

Phone: (269) 429-0671

E-mail: info@tecfarm.org


Barn Location

Stockbridge Equestrian Center

615 N. M-140

Watervliet, MI 49098

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1250

Niles, MI 49120


Need an upbeat, fun, and positive distraction from all the coronavirus new?  Visit our Fun Activities page.

Have you seen the latest issue of TEC Connections?  If not, check out the Spring/Summer 2021 issue now.

Click here to read older newsletters.

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