About Pegasus

Open Since 1975

Today we have three chapters located throughout Putnam and Fairfield counties. Our permanent location spreads across 22 acres in Brewster, New York, and is the home to our horses, barn, riding arena, paddocks, and sensory trail.

In the fall of 1974, a small group of equestrian women began exploring the effectiveness of therapeutic riding. In September 1975, the first Pegasus therapeutic riding sessions began at Ox Ridge Hunt Club in Darien, Connecticut.

Today Pegasus is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center with three chapters throughout Putnam and Fairfield counties, including Pegasus Farm, our 20-acre permanent facility in Brewster, N.Y. PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) establishes industry standards for program safety, instructor training and certification, and insurance provisions.

OUR TEAM

Meet The Team

Our PATH-certified instructors, physical therapists, occupational therapists and licensed educators provide equine-assisted activities to people with special needs and individuals at risk, including disadvantaged youth, trauma survivors and adults with developmental disabilities.

John Carberry - Board President | Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center
John Carberry
BOARD PRESIDENT
Jeff Rumpf - Executive Director | Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center
Jeff Rumpf
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Liz Fortes - Program Director | Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center
Liz Fortes
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
John Carberry - Board President | Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center
John Carberry
BOARD PRESIDENT
Jeff Rumpf
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jeff Rumpf - Executive Director | Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center
Liz Fortes - Program Director | Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center
Liz Fortes
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Candice Sciarrillo
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Candice Sciarrillo - Director of Development | Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center
Sophia Rosenbloom - Barn Manager | Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center
Sophia Rosenbloom BARN MANAGER
Diane Maudsley VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Diane Maudsley - Volunteer Coordinator | Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center
Candice Sciarrillo - Director of Development | Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center
Candice Sciarrillo
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Sophia Rosenbloom - Barn Manager | Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center
Sophia Rosenbloom
BARN MANAGER
Diane Maudsley - Volunteer Coordinator | Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center
Diane Maudsley
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

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The Barn

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding opened our own facility in Brewster, N.Y., in the fall of 2007. The purchase of the farm was made possible by an extraordinarily generous donor who gave Pegasus $2.1 million to turn a decades-long dream of owning our own facility into a reality.
As soon as our boxes were unpacked, we set our sights on accomplishing a number of short-term goals. We converted the former veterinary facility into a space that better accommodated the needs of our staff and horses developed an outdoor riding ring and began work on our sensory riding trail.
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Education Center

The Arnhold Foundation, the family of former Pegasus volunteer Michele Arnhold donated $2 million to build the Michele Arnhold Education Center in Shelly’s memory. Pegasus opened the Michele Arnhold Education Center in 2017 to provide a beautiful new home for our therapeutic horses and a welcoming educational space for our participant families, volunteers, staff and guests.

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The Arena

With our foundation firmly in place, we began working toward our long-term goal of building a riding arena that would make it possible to run our programs year-round. In the summer of 2008, we received approval for the construction of a covered outdoor arena and several improvements to our facilities and property. Thanks to the generosity of a longtime rider family whose $1 million gift made the project possible, construction was completed just before the start of the new year, and the Ann Pinkerton Riding Arena was first used for program in the spring of 2009.

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Sensory Trail

We also began making improvements to our sensory trail, which winds through approximately 7 wooded acres of our farm. The sensory trail has engaged many a horse and student as they navigate the peaceful, shady pathways and interact with the various sensory stations along the trail. Designed to provide visual, auditory and tactile stimulation, the trail immerses our participants in a completely different environment than a traditional riding ring. The availability of the contrasting manmade and natural venues at Pegasus Farm allows our instructors to customize lessons even further and keep the students motivated through the variety of experiences they are able to introduce.

We’re not just in Brewster

Our Chapters

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center

PEGASUS FARM

310 Peach Lake Road Brewster, NY 10509

Ox Ridge Hunt Club | Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center

OX RIDGE HUNT CLUB

512 Middlesex Road Darien CT 06820

Kelsey Farm | Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center

KELSEY FARM

1016 Lake Avenue Greenwich, CT 06831

OUR Horses

Meet The Herd

Our horses are the heart of our mission. They are the true miracle workers and the silent stars of the Pegasus show. We entrust them with the safety of our very special participants, and in return, they deserve the best care possible.

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Buttercup

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Caarisma

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Casey

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Carrisma

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Casey
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and more!

Duke - Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center

Duke

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Violet

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Zaggy

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Jack

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Mac-A-Roni

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Montana

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Mr. Blue

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Petey

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Quiz

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Sherman

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Tyler

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