First Presbyterian Church of Nashville, about 3.5 miles north of Brentwood at 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220, on Thursday will officially introduce their new T.E.A.M. (A Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program) ministry.
Interim Pastor Stuart Gordon will commence the event at 11 a.m. with a few words of welcome along with a prayer for the new program which will be followed by the ribbon-cutting.
The T.E.A.M program was created to enhance the quality of life for adults with disabilities by providing a therapeutic horseback riding program that improves physical strength, emotional stability, and cognitive processing. In addition, the ministry is looking to expand to those potentially suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, through recreational activities with horses.
“We are thrilled to be able to make this much-needed program available to our community and to the greater Nashville area,” Equine Program Director Curt Stacy said in a press release announcing the program. “We look forward to sharing this new ministry not only with adults with disabilities but with those who serve in our Military, as well as our First Responders and Veterans. ”
Therapeutic Equine Assistance Method at First Presbyterian Church (TEAM-FPC) is a 501(c)(3) based in Nashville and founded in 2019. It is a nationally recognized program designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by serving them through a therapeutic horseback riding program in a caring, Christian atmosphere. Participants in the recreational therapeutic riding program (which serves Adults 18 and up) learn horsemanship skills in a rider-focused setting with PATH International certified instructors, side walkers, and horse leaders. Lessons are designed to meet the rider’s goals in a fun, inclusive setting. Beginners, as well as experienced riders, are welcome to the program. For further information on T.E.A.M. please contact: Curt Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.