About Us

Madison Fields is an active farm within minutes of the nation’s capital. We offer agricultural opportunities that are accessible to people of all ability for learning, social participation, healing, and recreation.

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Madison Fields is a special place for all who come to experience the gifts that the land, the animals, and the people offer.

We invite you into some of the lives touched by the vision we hope to expand.

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Growing Together

Here at Madison Fields, we believe we all grow better together. That means acknowledging and including people of all kinds, recognizing the value each has to offer, and empowering one another to become active co-creators of our world.

We work to create opportunity for those who are often left at the edges of community. We are intentional about fostering an environment where our friends and neighbors with unique challenges are integrated into the fabric of our shared life.

Therapeutic Riding at Madison Fields

At our state-of-the-art therapeutic riding center, we serve riders with autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, Down’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries, as well as wounded war veterans and others. The program is staffed by credentialed professionals and trained volunteers dedicated to providing the finest in safe, fun, and effective sessions.

Benefits

Recreational therapeutic riding teaches basic horsemanship skills, both on and off a horse. It’s fun, highly motivating, and can help individuals achieve improvement in all the following areas:

Physical

Riding improves posture, strength, coordination, tone, and balance.

Emotional

Learning new skills improves self-worth. Overcoming fear and anxiety increases self-esteem.

Sensory

The movement of the horse can help with sensory integration issues. Stopping, starting, and turning a thousand pound horse can improve a rider’s overall body awareness.

Cognitive

Educational goals, reasoning, following directions, and problem solving skills are fun when incorporated into a riding activity.

Social

The rapport kindled by the therapeutic riding team (rider, horse, instructor, horse leader, and up to two side-walkers) is invaluable. In this supportive yet challenging group environment, the rider is encouraged to succeed. Students learn valuable life skills, which include patience, confidence, responsibility and communication.

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Upcoming Events

Field & Fiddle Festival

Join us for the 4th Annual Field & Fiddle Festival to benefit the protection of Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve.