With 11 unique park partners like the Chastain Horse Park, it's no wonder that Chastain Park is where Atlanta comes to play!
Chastain Horse Park, Ltd. (CHP), a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1997. In 1998, they acquired a 20-year lease agreement to renovate and operate the stables property. CHP completed a $4 million development of the facility in 1999 which included removal of existing structures that could not be salvaged, building a new clubhouse and four new barns, a large covered arena, fencing the entire site, constructing a new retention pond, burying utilities, adding new sanitary and storm systems as well as several retaining walls and a new parking lot.
Chastain Horse Park is a PATH Intl. (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Premiere Accredited Center offering Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT).
Therapeutic riding uses equine-assisted activities for the purpose of contributing positively to cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of people with disabilities. Therapeutic riding provides benefits in the areas of health, education, sport and recreation & leisure. These equine activities are conducted primarily to enhance our participant’s horsemanship skills and provide lifetime opportunities for dynamic recreational exercise. Certified Instructors and volunteers work closely with riders to ensure safe riding sessions.
Hippotherapy is a physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement as part of an integrated intervention program to achieve functional outcomes. The horse provides a dynamic base of support, making it an excellent tool for increasing trunk strength and control, balance, building overall postural strength and endurance, addressing weight bearing, and. motor planning. The effects of equine movement on postural control, sensory systems, and motor planning can be used to facilitate coordination and timing, grading of responses, respiratory control, sensory integration skills and attentional skills. Hippotherapy is conducted by a Physical Therapist, Occupational, or Speech-Language Pathologists.
Lesson program for riders of all skill levels: We strive to develop and strengthen our riders’ skills in the areas of awareness, focus, leadership, team playing, confidence, coordination, courage, friendships and fun along with superb hunter equitation abilities. Riders learn “how to learn” and how to apply that to all areas of their lives. Our trainers enjoy teaching all aspects of riding and horsemanship with a primary focus on the principles of Hunters, Equitation and Jumpers.