horses changing lives

" Charlie can be described as a happy 7 year-old.  He has Down Syndrome with the typical challenges of being mostly non-verbal and having low muscle tone. However, in the course of a year of riding Pumpkin, we have seen amazing improvements in both his attempts at speech and strengthening of his core.  
Riding Pumpkin is the highlight of Charlie's week.  
Every day that he comes home from school, the first thing he says is 'Kin?'.  And when I answer yes, today you go to ride, his eyes light up and his excitement is undeniable."
- Charlie's Mom, Juliette
              To read more about Team Charlie and how CTREE's Pumpkin  
                                 has changed Charlie's life, click here.
In 2017:

CTREE supporters and friends helped change the lives of 57 participants who have special needs including: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Epilepsy, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Microcephaly, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Learning Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Speech Delay, Apraxia, PDD-NOS.

CTREE program volunteers donated over 10,000 hours to CTREE, valued at more than $240,000.

CTREE's Board of Directors began a year long strategic planning project to ensure CTREE's future and continued service to the East End.

90% of every dollar raised directly supported the horses and programs of CTREE.


"The bonds that our students made with the horses was truly breathtaking ... "
Bridgehampton School Staff

"We feel so lucky to have CTREE and its wonderful staff/volunteers in our lives."
Charlie's Mom, Juliette
"the CTREE program. funded in part by the Heisman Trophy Trust,
offered our students an opportunity that most would never have had the chance to experience."
Bridgehampton School Staff

CTREE is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities to children, adults and veterans  with cognitive, physical or emotional disabilities. Your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.