How To Apply
Who Can Apply?
HOOFBEATS Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) sessions are available for children and adults of all ages.
Program costs change occasionally. Current costs can be found on the Programs page
Scholarships – Individuals & Families
If you are experiencing financial difficulty, you can apply for a fully-funded scholarship, however, in order to be eligible for funding you must provide evidence of financial hardship. Scholarships are only available for children, youths (up to the age of 25) and families, however older members of a child’s family that require support through individual EAT/EAL sessions can apply if there is an anticipated benefit to the child.
Please note that scholarships are awarded on a priority basis. Children who have been impacted by trauma, have diagnosed mental health conditions or are considered to be at high risk, take priority over children with general behavioural issues.
If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please complete and Scholarship Application Form and attach it to your Program Application Form. Click the link to download a 2018 Scholarship Application Form
Individual & Family Programs
For individuals and families, an initial trial session is booked. If you are happy to continue after the trial session, a further five sessions can be booked for Scholarship recipients. There is no limit to the amount of sessions you can book if you are paying for your sessions.
Click here to download a 2018 Program Application Form
Group Programs (for a maximum of 8 participants) have a fixed 8-week duration consisting of one 2.5-hour session each week. Participants for group programs are referred to the program from a support agency/service. Services must be registered with Hoofbeats before they can refer children to a group program. If you represent a child/family support service and would like to refer to clients to a group program in 2018, click the link to download a 2018 Referring Service Application Form first. Once approved, simply download a Program Application Form for each client and return them to us all together.
School Programs (for a maximum of 8 participants) have a fixed 8-week duration consisting of one 2.5-hour session each week. Schools must be registered with Hoofbeats before they can refer children to a group program. If you represent a school and would like to arrange a group program in 2018, click the link to download a 2018 Referring Service Application Form first. Once approved, simply download a School Program Application Form to apply. If you are requiring a Scholarship for all our part of the cost of your school’s program, please also complete a School Program Scholarship Application.
Sessions are available both inside and outside school hours and on weekends by arrangement. Signed waiver forms will be required for each client.
Services and schools are required to assist with the completion of pre and post-program surveys and to provide a letter of support for the program to assist us with our grant applications.