Our mission: to provide a caring & effective therapeutic riding program to the special needs community in the Santa Cruz region.

The Kvamme Center aims to help young people as well as adults who the medical community views as having “special needs.” These needs may be the result of issues occurring as early as birth or they may come from an injury or accident suffered in the course of life – sometimes in service to our country.

Activities we offer: Grooming & tacking, ground work, therapeutic riding.

Disabilities served: ADD or other Hyperactivity Disorder, Amputee, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay or Disability, Down Syndrome, Genetic Conditions/Disorders, Head Trauma/Brain Injury, Hearing Impairment, Learning Disability, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Orthopedic, Speech Impairment, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Terminal Illness and Visual Impairment.

Our goal is to provide a caring program designed with individual needs in mind to effect positive change. We have seen the therapeutic results of working with horses and believe that our therapeutic riding program can help persons with these special needs meet personal goals – be it living more comfortably in the body they have, or improving their mobility or communication capabilities.

The founders were not raised with horses but found, later in life, that these amazing animals can add countless joys as you get to know their caring nature. Our horses will help you achieve your goals for better health and well being.  The owners and founders of The Kvamme Center are followers of Jesus Christ.

Please read about our therapeutic riding programs and make an appointment to visit us and see if we can be of service to you or others you know who need a recuperative touch.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Jean Kvamme Center for Adaptive Riding is committed to the rights and interests of all staff, volunteers and clients. In that regard, The Kvamme Center believes that individuals should be hired, employed, promoted, and if necessary, terminated based solely on their competence and qualifications to perform their designated duties, and not on the basis of their gender, race, color, national origin, religious beliefs, age, marital status, family structure, disability, sexual orientation, or any basis prohibited by law.