Graz’n Acres Therapeutic Riding Center

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   FAX: 757-653-0219

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14492 Ivor Road

Sedley, VA  23878


Cyndi Raiford, Director

and Lead Instructor

Therapeutic Riding

A mounted program that encourages independence, increases motion and mobility, improves communication skills, and promotes positive behavior and socialization.

Typical lesson goals and objectives are individualized for each participant. We offer all this while providing a fun and safe outdoor recreational activity that builds confidence and self-esteem.


At-Risk

An Equine Facilitated Mental Health Activity (EFMHA)

An unmounted program for students with emotional and behavior disorders. Equine activities are one-on-one or small group instruction with a focus on team work, problem solving, anger management, appropriate social behavior, communication skills and improving self-esteem and confidence.

A school psychologist certified in Equine Assisted Mental Health Treatments from Southampton County Public Schools and the center's equine specialist.


Driving Program

The first and only accredited driving program in the state. Started in 2006, our driving program serves participants we cannot safely serve in the mounted program. We also offer instruction to adults that are interested in learning to drive. Driving offers many benefits found in our mounted program, to include improvements in fine and gross motor skills, balance, spatial awareness, concentration, confidence and self-esteem.