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What We Do

Helping people embrace their journey. And become more.

At Cloverleaf, there is an opportunity for everyone — children diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy or Down syndrome; teens coping with abuse; young adults struggling with substance use disorders; elderly adults experiencing early signs of dementia or veterans regaining balance while recovering from PTSD.

Through therapeutic horseback riding, equine-assisted learning, physical and psychotherapy incorporating horses, or other equine-assisted services, Cloverleaf helps to build and focus on individuals’ abilities rather than disabilities. Cloverleaf horses help humans learn, improve and grow in ways that strengthen their body and mind, build confidence and ability, and encourage resilience.

Discover all the possibilities that come from working and bonding with horses — at Cloverleaf.

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Learn about how to become a member and how our horses can help you thrive.

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Get involved with Cloverleaf. Bring your passion, your skills and your heart and make a meaningful impact in client lives.

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Our impact is only possible because of our generous donors! Be a part of supporting the wellness of your local community today.

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Our Mission

Cloverleaf Equine Center, at O’Shaughnessy Farm, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that helps each individual realize their highest potential by providing equine-assisted activities to people with disabilities, youth-at-risk, recovering military personnel, and others in need in an inclusive, community setting.

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Our Vision

To inspire and enrich people, families and communities through the power of the horse.

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Our Values

We are dedicated to working together around our core values of:

Safety – First and foremost

Community – Awareness, respect and compassion

Well-Being – Strong physical and emotional health 

Excellence – Heart and hard work 

Joy – An attitude of positivity and gratitude 

Why Horses?

Equine-assisted services offer accessible, customizable (and fun!) ways for people of all ages and backgrounds to build:

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Mind-body connection
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Self-confidence
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Emotional awareness
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Trust and empathy
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Emotional regulation
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Problem-solving skills
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Social skills
Cloverleaf
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Our newly-constructed indoor riding arena is complete and open to all! Come enjoy this expanded and beautiful new facility, where more people than ever can come to ride, grow and thrive.

Horses and Wellness

Cloverleaf offers experiential learning through group horsemanship, team building exercises, and other engaging activities designed to develop relationships with the self and others.

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Ryan G. (Google Review)

One of the best things I’ve done in such a long time. Beautiful place, wonderful staff, awesome horse’s! Well worth my time. Highly recommend the experience!

Thank you!

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Gary A. (Google Review)

Wow. What a great place. Staff was so friendly and helpful and the horses were super trained.

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Brie S. (Google Review)

Friendliest environment I’ve ever experienced! Don’t think I’ll stop volunteering here anytime soon!

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PATH-Certified Services & Trainers

Cloverleaf instructors are certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) to provide our clients and families with the highest levels of safety, ethics and effectiveness.

Cloverleaf’s 2021 Impact

950

Riding and horsemanship sessions for individuals, military clients, youth from marginalized communities and children recovering from cancer

16,912

Volunteer Hours

14

Corporate and community workdays with a total of 332 volunteers

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