Para-Equestrian Dressage

Para-Equestrian Dressage Center of Excellence (COE)

Thorncroft is an accredited Para-Equestrian Dressage Center of Excellence (COE), one of only nine in the country. As a COE, our future goals include the development of athletes to a level where they can represent the U.S. at the International and Paralympic Games level. To learn more about the Para-Dressage program at Thorncroft, please contact USEF Para-Dressage Silver Medal Coach, Carole Laulis at

Photo info: Picture is USPEA President and Executive Director Hope C. Hand, Para-Equestrian Riley Garret riding Van Gogh, and “Vinney’s” donor, and longtime TEC supporter, Caroline Moran.

Support the Farm!

Horses evoke deep emotional and physical responses in people, especially in individuals affected by or managing trauma or stress. Because of this innate quality, horses offer unique healing opportunities for veterans returning from service and emergency first responders.

Beginning on March 4, this six-week session will explore horsemanship fundamentals including a study on equine behavior, learning to groom and tack, herd dynamics, and round penning. No prior horse experience is required. Class size is limited to six individuals.

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