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 living 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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Click here to learn more about the consequences facing TEC due to the coronavirus pandemic and the emergency funding needed.

You Answered Our Call for Help - THANK YOU!


Our TEC Horse Team is whinnying and neighing in gratitude for the recent donations to our COVID-19 Special Appeal.  Your donations of $5,150 will help to cover almost one month of care and housing for the team.

Click here to read more and learn about the CARES ACT.

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Activities at TEC Temporarily on Hold

Due to the current restrictions placed on the community to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all activities at the barn and in our schools is temporarily on hold.  Please read this message from the TEC Board of Directors.

Date To Be Determined

Spring/Summer Riding Session


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

See all of TEC happenings.

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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 Holiday 2019 issue now.

Click here to read older newsletters.

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