Jamestown New Horizons, a special combination of children with disabilities, gentle horses, dedicated volunteers, experienced instructors and therapists, was founded in 1985 for the sole purpose of providing therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children with physical and intellectual disabilities. From the first of March to the end of November the children gather four days a week in this rural setting of rolling hills in North St. Louis County for riding lessons designed to help them “sit up tall.”
When children arrive at the valley of Jamestown New Horizons, a whole world of nature opens to them. As one father said, “When we come here, it’s like we’ve entered a different world.” Another parent said, “JNH has changed our lives; it has made us appreciate life so much more. It has shown me that disabilities can be overcome. JNH has given our daughter confidence to succeed and she carries that with her each day. I look back and wonder what we did before JNH—it as made such a difference.”
Jamestown New Horizons is a not-for-profit corporation with a 501(c)(3) federal tax classification.