Our Mission

Our mission is to be the premier equine-assisted therapeutic services provider, by offering adaptive riding and carriage driving to those with special needs, in Central Virginia.

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Special Thanks

Suits-Us Farm

Suits US Farm, LLC is located at 7600 Applewhite Ln, Chesterfield, VA 23838 and hosts Making Strides of Virginia on it’s 70-acre farm.

“Joe”

Joe has been an integral part of the program with Camp Baker over the years and is now retired.  He is happily living at Suits-Us Farm!

Spotlight

Thanks to Dawn Wade and Hometown Reality for sponsoring our 1st Annual Chili Cookoff!

A little about our sponsor:

Dawn Wade is your HOMETOWN agent representing today’s RVA homeowners and future homeowners.  Dawn’s creative, enthusiastic and caring nature is perfect for matching each client’s desires as well as skillfully featuring a home’s unique presence and charactor.  She also provides renovation evaluations and pre-listing improvement advise.  This year’s recipient of the Lynn E. Rogers Award, The Golden Rule: Treat people as you want to be treated, is a treasure to her.

Dawn showcases her homes on her website as well as more than 30 other home search engines.  She utilizes a team of professional service providers such as professional photography, virtual tour providers, a marketing coach as well as a graphic designer to assist her in marketing her client’s homes.

A very active and connected community volunteer, Dawn hosts several fundraisers for her favorite non-profit organizations. Her favorite is Making Strides of Virginia which is based at the farm where Dawn’s horse, Boomer, resides. Dawn is her Kiwanis’ President elect and Secretary. Though her children are grown, Dawn volunteers at an elementary school with their student recognition program, jacket and boot drives, and Thanksgiving dinners yearly.

 

MEET RIO!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWLY CERTIFIED RIDING INSTRUCTORS!

Congratulations to Robin Langerhans (Executive Director and Doctor of Physical Therapy) and Tammy Pickelhaupt on their certification through the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) as Certified Riding Instructors!

EXCITING NEWS!

Robin Langerhans DPT, PT, our Executive Director, has just accepted the nomination to the national board of the America Hippotherapy Association!

OUR FUTURE PLANS

In order to service our clientele year-round we are beginning fundraising for our covered arena.

CAMP BAKER PARTNERSHIP

Making Strides of Virginia has entered into a partnership with Camp Baker of the Richmond ARC to provide services for their campers! Greater Richmond ARC’s Camp Baker is a full-service, handicap-equipped retreat located on 22 wooded acres near Pocahontas State Park in southern Chesterfield County. Camp Baker has been serving individuals with special needs since 1929 when it was a respite for undernourished children known as W.W. Baker Summer Camp. In 1957, ownership was transferred to Chesterfield County under the care of Greater Richmond ARC and renamed Camp Baker to serve children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Over the past 50 years, Camp Baker has undergone many renovations. Today it is a barrier-free, fully accessible facility providing a rewarding rustic camp experience for individuals with disabilities, as well as Respite Care, Adult Day Support and After School Services. State-of-the-art upgrades include the construction of a dining hall, an outdoor amphitheater and a 62-bed lodge to accommodate campers year-round.

For more information about Camp Baker Services (Summer Camp, Respite Care, Adult Day Support and After School Services), please call (804) 748-4789 or CampBaker@RichmondARC.org

Thank you to our partners, and sponsors

We couldn’t do it without you!