How We Started
Founded in 2003, Pegasus Project began at Snow Mountain Ranch in Cowiche, WA as a pilot project with seven riders with special needs and one instructor. Due to the remarkable benefits observed and the tremendous response from the riders and their families, Pegasus Project continued to expand its therapeutic riding services and now serves an average of forty riders every week.
In 2006, Pegasus Project moved to its new home, Tumbleweed Ranch, in Yakima, WA. Nestled in the foothills of the Washington Cascade Mountains, the beautiful twenty-six acre site has allowed for greater growth and expansion of Pegasus Project services.
In September, 2008, Pegasus Project participated in a voluntary accreditation process in an effort to achieve the distinction of being a PATH International Premier Accredited Center. After two years of preparation for the accreditation process, Pegasus was successfully granted PATH Premier International Accredited Center status in December 2008.
In addition to receiving accreditation for the therapeutic riding program, the hippotherapy program at Pegasus, carried out in conjunction with Children’s Village, was accredited as a special interest. The hippotherapy program is conducted by a licensed physical therapist, which utilizes the movement of the horse as a treatment tool.
Pegasus Project is the only PATH accredited therapeutic riding center in Yakima and the greater Central Washington region. It is also one of only three centers in the state of Washington to bear the title of Premier Accredited Center.