Pegasus Farm

Pegasus Farms Free Farm TourPegasus Farm Mission

The mission of Pegasus Farm is to maximize the potential of persons with disabilities to become independent, well-rounded, self-confident individuals by providing equine activities along with recreational, social and vocational support.

Who We Serve

Pegasus Farm serves over 500 individuals with disabilities annually.

On a weekly basis, more than 200 students participate in our therapeutic programming and at times, there is a waiting list of individuals waiting for an opening in a class appropriate to their needs.

Our program participants range in age from 3 years to 75 years, with the majority being between the ages of 4 and 20. These individuals may have emotional, behavioral, cognitive, mental or physical disabilities or a combination of these disorders. Pegasus Farm, being the premier accredited therapeutic equestrian center in Northeast Ohio, serves individuals from eight counties in this region.

Brief History of Pegasus Farm

Pegasus Farm was founded in 1985 by three Canton City School teachers for students with disabilities who envisioned more for their students. Their goal was to establish an equestrian center that could offer children with disabilities the opportunity for physical activity and recreation.

Pegasus Farm opened in the spring 1986, with “five riders, two horses and one backyard.” By its second year of operation, Pegasus Farm had 70 riders. A nine stall barn was built with donations and volunteer labor from members of the community. All the horses were donated, along with tack, feed, riding helmets and other goods and services. Because of this strong early effort, Pegasus Farm became one of the first facilities to be accredited by PATH International (formerly NARHA) in its first year of operation.