Welcome to Great Oak

Our Purpose

Great Oak provides equine assisted activities that promote the physical, emotional, and psychological health of individuals with special needs.

At Great Oak, we change lives. Our programs are the catalyst for unbridled personal growth and awareness. We share our knowledge to empower individuals and their families.

“My adult son rides weekly and his time at Great Oak with the horses and staff is the 30 minutes that he talks about all week. His critical thinking and ability to follow directions has improved. His physical strength, coordination  and balance have been greatly positively impacted. Great Oak Equine Assisted Programs has been a game changer!”

Equine-Assisted Services

Equine-assisted services is a term that encompasses various services previously termed therapeutic riding. At Great Oak, we offer Equine-assisted learning (EAL). EAL is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional, and personal goals through equine-assisted activities. PATH Intl. provides standards of professionalism and safety for people working in the field and guidelines for those providing EAL.

What’s Going On at Great Oak

GO Spring Horse Show

It’s spring, which means show time! Saturday, May 28 our students, volunteers, staff, board members, and families came together to showcase the progress of our students. BBQ Lunch was served and new Great Oak merch proved to be very popular! View the photos, below.

"ToGO" List

(Our version of a needs list.) Would you please help us? Have a donation? Call the barn office at 803-226-0056 today!


3/4 or 1/2 Ton Truck


Flatbed trailer

"GO" Pony

An ideal “GO” Pony is a gelding, under the age of 20, with a sensible temperament, sound, and currently in work. Click for more information