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September 11, 2018

Kyan L., 15 has received therapeutic services throughout the world…

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August 14, 2018

Sierra L. 11, has been riding at The Shea Center for…

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July 10, 2018

Sophia S., 10 has been riding at The Shea Center for……
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June 12, 2018

Referred to The Shea Center after an autism diagnosis Addie S., age 3, has been a Shea Center client since April of 2017….

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May 8, 2018

Sophia W, age 8 wears a big smile……

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April 10, 2018

Shea Center rider A.J.……

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March 13, 2018

Riley Wade was diagnosed……

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February 13, 2018

Reid Bridgford is a happy ……

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Rider Recognition Week Follow-up . . . Drive to Ride is Coming! . . . Sponsor a Therapy Horse

January 9, 2018

Clients and their family and friends experienced ……

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December 12, 2017

Carly Missik diagnosed with ……

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November 14, 2017

Addyson Hawk, age 7 has been a Shea Center rider since……

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November 1, 2017

Transforming Lives: Redefining therapeutic riding ……

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October 12, 2017

Thirteen-year-old Alexander has a new friend, Safari, a two-year-old Golden Retriever/Labrador…

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September 12, 2017

The Butts family has been involved with The Shea Center for 2 ½ years…

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Past – Present and Future

2018 Spring

Lives Changes; Celebrating 40 Years of The Shea Center….
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Jaxlee Barton is radiant. He eyes sparkle, her smile is contagious, she claps her hands together in glee while she rides.

2017 Fall

At just age 3, Jaxlee has been…

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Carter Peddie is a copper-red haired little four-year-old girl with a big smile and a twinkle in her eye.

2017 Spring

She also has an extremely rare genetic condition called PURA Syndrome…

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Wheelchair, to Running, to Carrying His Bride Down the Aisle

2016 Fall

A story about Shea Center rider Kevin Whitney…

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Pink is her color.

2016 Spring

Wearing her signature pink cowboy boots, Lizzy has a ready smile that lights up her face….

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Our History...

Early Years 1979 - 1990

The Shea Center History - Orange County Riding Center, Inc. Sign
  • 45 Clients
  • 50 Volunteers
  • 5 Horses
  • $50,000 Budget

Middle Years 1991 - 2001

The Shea Center History - Fran Joswick Therapeutic Riding Center Sign
  • 100 Clients
  • 100 Volunteers
  • 10 Horses
  • $350,000 Budget

Recent Years 2002 - Present

The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding
  • 1,000 Clients
  • 800+ Volunteers
  • 23 Horses
  • $4.0 Million Budget