What we do
Equine-assisted activities* (EAA) are widely recognized as beneficial options, other than traditional therapy, for people with physical, developmental, intellectual, and emotional difficulties or disabilities.
Therapeutic Riding is the use of horses & horse-related activities to achieve benefits that enhance physical, cognitive, social, emotional, behavioral, & educational skills for individuals with disabilities or special needs.
When you arrive you will be greeted by the session leader or one of the volunteers. Your rider will be asked to wear an ASTM/SEI certified riding helmet that we will provide for the session if they do not have their own.
What Drives Us
What We Are…..
Parkwood Farms Therapy Center, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Therapeutic Equine Riding center located in Snellville, Georgia. We offer Equine Assisted Activities. Therapeutic Horseback riding, and a Special Olympics Equestrian Team (ages 8 and up). We also offer special community events, field trips, workdays for groups, as well as various volunteer opportunities. Our programs provide therapies for children and adults with special needs including autism, Downs’ Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, emotional problems, and learning disabilities. Our center serves Gwinnett, Dekalb, Rockdale counties, and surrounding areas.
Special Olympic News
PARKWOOD FARMS PURPLE AVENGERS CAPTURE GOLD AT 2017 SOGA
The PURPLE AVENGERS. .. take the GOLD in their first-ever drill event. Very impressive everyone…especially the rodeo demo by Hunter. Great recovery. All your hard work and practices in all weather paid off. Congratulations.
Jan 15 - Unraveling Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Disorders
6:30pm – 8pm Childhood neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders are rising at an alarming rate. Find out what is behind this rise. Understand the common threads of childhood neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, OCD, ODD, and Tourette’s.
May 2 - Spectrum Family Fun Day
All Day Families from Spectrum-Atlanta will join us for a fun filled family respite day..