FTEA’s programs and services are open to individuals with a wide range of challenges without regard to race, gender, national origin, or religious belief. Prospective participants and clients are screened for qualification on an individual basis.

FTEA is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Premier Accredited Center, which indicates that FTEA procedures follow the highest standards of safety and best practices in the industry. PATH Intl. promotes equine assisted services for people with special needs in the United States and worldwide. All FTEA instructors are certified through PATH Intl. or are working towards this certification. FTEA is also an American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) facility member. FTEA therapists are licensed in their area of practice, have participated in post-graduate training through the American Hippotherapy Association, and are registered with PATH Intl.

Programs and services are accessible through affordable participation fees. FTEA depends on the support of program participants, family members, and the community to raise the remaining funds needed to sustain the programs and services. FTEA has a scholarship program to ensure that participation is a possibility for all. Without continued community support, FTEA could not exist.

If you or a family member is interested in participating in one of the FTEA programs or services, you may reach us by phone (630-588-8543) or email (info@ftea.org) to inquire about guidelines and processes for acceptance, availability and fees.