About

Horses. Hope. Healing.

People and Animals Sharing Strength and Compassion

For 45 years, NCEFT has helped thousands of children, adults and military Veterans with neurophysiological, cognitive, sensory processing and psychosocial challenges. Internationally recognized as a leader in the field, we offer hippotherapy, adaptive riding, adaptive carriage driving, Veterans Programs and a wide range of other equine-assisted activities at our beautiful 12-acre facility in Woodside, California.

904401_651806518167868_1817864757_oHippotherapy is an approved treatment tool by professional physical, occupational and speech therapy associations. With the distinction of being the only Northern California facility member of the American Hippotherapy Association, NCEFT pioneered one of the nation’s first equine-assisted therapy programs.  Currently providing more than 5,000 sessions year, our programs are specialized to treat every individual, no matter their age, background, or diagnosis.

NCEFT is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation (ID# 94-2378104) and depends upon the generous contributions of our donors to maintain the excellence of our facility and programs. We are a Platinum Guidestar.org Participant and a Top-Rated GreatNonProfits.org member with a 5-star rating.

Mission Statement

Our strong commitment to the concept of Horses, Hope and Healing is personified in our mission statement:

NCEFT is dedicated to helping people with special needs reach beyond their boundaries through equine-assisted therapies, education and research.