In His Image New Life Christian Stables, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization that is a community and youth outreach ministry. We offer a unique equine program that is individually designed to meet the physical, mental and emotional characteristics and needs of the individual participating. Participants in our programs have included those dealing with anger, rejection, depression, low self-esteem, expressive & receptive language delays, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Bi-Polar, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X, Behavioral disorder, Developmental delays, Muscular Dystrophy, Hypotonia, Amblyopia, and those dealing with substance abuse and self harm.

 

Our family started this corporation after our daughter was originally diagnosed in early elementary school with mild mental retardation and participated in a equine program that was cancelled due to funding issues. She was unable to hold a pencil, tie her shoes, ride a bike, or communicate with others. She received speech therapy, OT, PT, and adapted PE through the school district. She was also enrolled in a private social skills class, interactive metronome therapy, vision therapy and additional private & group speech therapy. She was later diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, ADD/ADHD combination type, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety. The time she spent with the horses changed her life. She graduated from a Private Christian School on the Principal's Honor Roll and received the Chaplain's Award for Outstanding Spiritual Leadership. She is gifted in music and horsemanship, and she is a licensed driver. She has exceeded every expectation & limitation that she has faced in her young life.

 

This program is very dear to our hearts. We saw how the horses helped our daughter and we want to help as many children and their families that we can.  We focus on the needs of the child and develop an individualized program that is designed to help the child become more independent, increase their self-esteem, and to enhance appropriate behavior & communication skills.

 

We have dedicated our lives to this program. Our family and our board of director's volunteer our time and we do not receive a salary through the corporation. Monetary donations are appreciated and vital so we can help more families and care for the horses. Our daughter brings inspiration and hope to the families and she has become a role model for many special needs children. May the testimony and the miracle of her life bring hope to others families of children having special needs of any kind.

 

 

 

May God Bless You And Your Family!!


Dana, Vicki & Rebecca Doeringer



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To read more about us, please refer to the following articles in :


The Columbus Dispatch Metro/Faith & Value Section B4 on Friday August 28, 2009


The Johnstown Independent This Week Community Newspaper on August 2, 2009


The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette Front Page Saturday August 13, 2011


Columbus Radio Group - Sunny95

20 Outstanding Women You Should Know - Vicki Doeringer - January 2009 page 17


(We were also told an article was printed about us in the Newark Advocate in August 2009.)




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          Welcome to our farm! Here's what you can expect on your first visit during your tour!


On your first visit, you will receive a tour of our farm, meet the horses, and learn about the programs and services we provide. If you or your child would like to enroll in our equestrian program, you will receive a packet of information and forms that must be completed in it's entirety and returned before the first session is scheduled. You will have the opportunity to interact with the horses, but there will be NO HORSEBACK RIDING or SITTING ON THE HORSES during the tour.


After all the required forms are completed, you may make arrangements to drop them off at our facility, scan and email the documents, or you may mail them directly to us. Please be sure to make copies of any documents you mail in the event of lost or misdirected mail. After all your forms are received and reviewed, you will be contacted to schedule your first session.


Sessions are scheduled weekly and at the same time each week, with the exception of group sessions. Please contact us for more information regarding the scheduling of group sessions. We develop a unique age appropriate equine program that is individualized to meet the needs and the capabilities of the individuals participating with the intent to help them achieve goals and overcome challenges!


        Thank-you for your interest in our equestrian program,  and we hope to see you soon!!