Current Events

Summer Session 2016 Schedule
4 week session
Classes begin at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m.

Monday, June 20th, Wednesday, June 22nd, and Thursday, June 23rd
Tuesday, June 28th, Wednesday, June 29th, and Thursday June 30th
No class the week of July 4th
Tuesday, July 12th, Wednesday, July 13th, Thursday, July 14th
Tuesday, July 19th, Wednesday, July 20th, Thursday, July 21st

Camp Victory 2016 Dates


June 6th - 10th
June 13th - 17th

Applications now available.
2016 Camp Victory Application
2016 Camp Victory Cover Letter
Call 318 938-9166 for information.


Fall Classes begin September 13th


Call 318 938-9166 or email Liz Thigpen at
lthigpen@thearccaddobossier.org for information on any of our events.

Staff

GREAT provides a staff of PATH, International (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified instructors. The staff is trained and dedicated to having a positive impact on each student's physical, psychological and social well being. GREAT's purpose is to promote a healthy and productive life for people with physical, cognitive and multiple disabilities through therapeutic horseback riding.

Volunteers are a major factor in the success of the program. They assist students with their riding lessons and help care for the horses. Volunteers from Caddo and Bossier Parishes as well as East Texas will log in excess of 5,000 hours this year. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Click here to print a Volunteer Registration Form.
Click here for a copy of the Volunteer Handbook.

The GREAT horses are donated, leased, or rescued. Each therapy horse goes through an extensive training period prior to beginning lessons.

Therapeutic Riding Lessons

For an application to the program, please call 318 938-9166 or email lthigpen@thearccaddobossier.org.

Riding lessons are scheduled in twelve week sessions in spring and fall; and a four week session in summer. Parents can schedule their children for group lessons. GREAT provides four 6-week sessions (two in spring and fall) for Caddo Parish Schools' Adaptive Physical Education Program. Students attend with their adaptive physical education teacher and licensed therapist who assist the student in accomplishing set goals.

Great Results Equine Assisted Therapies (GREAT) has been offering therapeutic horseback riding services to children and adults with disabilities since 1997. GREAT positively affects the physical, cognitive and social well-being of our students. GREAT offers diverse programs to local schools and hospitals as well as private lessons and hippotherapy. GREAT is a program of The Arc Caddo-Bossier and receives its primary funding from individual contributions, civic organizations, annual fundraisers, foundations, and corporations. GREAT is located at a state-of-the-art facility on Greenwood-Springridge Road in Greenwood, Louisiana.

Click here for information on Camp Victory.

The support of the Shreveport Lodge of the Elks is extremely important to GREAT, and we are very grateful for their kindness.

The Arc Caddo-Bossier's recreational programs combine fun, therapy, and education into one experience. The programs are designed to have physical, psychological, and social benefits. Participants can improve strength, endurance, and coordination. They gain independence and pride in new abilities, have challenging experiences, and meet new friends.To see videos of people who participate at GREAT, click here, TheArcStories.com.

Great Results Equine Assisted Therapies (GREAT) has been offering therapeutic horseback riding services to children and adults with disabilities since 1997. GREAT positively affects the physical, cognitive and social well-being of our students. GREAT offers diverse programs to local schools and hospitals as well as private lessons and hippotherapy. GREAT is a program of The Arc Caddo-Bossier and receives its primary funding from individual contributions, civic organizations, annual fundraisers, foundations, and corporations. GREAT is located in a new state-of-the-art facility on beautiful Greenwood-Springridge Road in Greenwood, Louisiana.