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Questions about TEC?

Contact: Autumn Zick

Phone: (269) 429-0671


Mission Statement

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


Vision Statement

  • To make a positive difference in the quality of life of our riders and those who serve them.

  • To promote community awareness, involvement, and support.

  • To accomplish TEC’s Core Values by:

    • Providing a healing environment for individuals with disabilities.

    • Supporting a humane partnership with our equine counterparts.

    • Achieving the highest standard in safety for our students, volunteers, staff, and horses.

    • Encouraging development of independence in our participants.

    • Providing goal-oriented, equine-assisted activities to include educational, physical, recreational, and mental health goals.

    • Promoting opportunities for continuing education and development of staff, volunteers, and students.

    • Providing accessible, affordable lessons.

    • Operating a fiscally sound nonprofit organization.


Core Values

  • Integrity and Accountability

  • Excellence

  • Innovation

  • Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Respect

Diversity Statement

The ability to achieve this mission and foster commitment to excellence can best be pursued when the TEC Board, employees, volunteers, participants, and family members include individuals of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives.  Diversity encompasses, but is not limited to, a person’s ethnicity, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic circumstances, religion, physical, and intellectual abilities and mental health.

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