Exceptional Equestrians is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (tax ID 39-1959653).that provides hippotherapy, adaptive riding and equine-assisted learning services to children, teens and adults with physical, cognitive and mental health challenges.


Our mission is to better the lives of people of all abilities through the healing power of horses.

Exceptional Equestrians 
1130 Orlando Drive
De Pere, Wisconsin 54115

Phone: (920) 347-3174

Fax: (920) 347-3175


General inquires: info@exceptionalequestrians.org

Programming questions: lkpediatrics@aol.com

Volunteer questions: mkafka@exceptionalequestrians.org

Charitable giving inquiries: llanphear@exceptionalequestrians.org

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To Ride a Horse

is to Fly Without





10 AM to 12 PM

This event will feature a presentation by Dr. Jasmine Morrell-Bellai as well as workshop stations addressing proper use of weight tape & body score assessment, evaluating hay quality and equine nutrition.


Click here to view the event flyer. ​​


11 AM to 2 PM

We are excited to announce that for the second year in a row, Vandervest Harley-Davidson of Green Bay has selected Exceptional Equestrians as the beneficiary of their Soup-R-Bowl Soup Cook-off event on Saturday, February 1, from 9A to 4P


Click here to view the event flyer. ​​


If you plan to shop on Amazon for the holidays or any other time of the year, please consider doing it through their AmazonSmile program. If you select Exceptional Equestrians as your non-profit of choice, we will receive a donation of .5% of your total purchase minus rebates and shipping. It is easy to do and there is no additional cost to you.

Click here to view instructions on how to designate EE as your AmazonSmile charity.



We are excited to announce the addition of several new staff members here at EE. Please join us in welcoming:

  • Lisa Lanphear, Director of Development 

  • Carissa Rolff-Hillman, COTA

  • Loryn Sheahan, PTA

  • Micah Keshemberg, PATH-registered riding instructor

Click here to view their bios.

Welcome, friends.

We are proud of the extraordinary work we do here at Exceptional Equestrians, and we are so glad that you want to learn more about us. 


Exceptional Equestrians is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in West De Pere. With 6 therapists, 12 horses, an equine manager and more than 100 volunteers providing hippotherapy, adaptive riding and equine-learning services, we are the largest, most comprehensive equine-assisted therapy program of our kind in Northeast Wisconsin.

Come in. Look around. 

Through the dedication of our experienced staff, committed volunteers and generous donors, Exceptional Equestrians serves over 200 physically, emotionally and cognitively challenged children, teens and adults from throughout Northeastern Wisconsin annually.

Our staff and volunteers know the human-horse bond provides a unique therapeutic value. This knowledge fuels our commitment to bettering the lives of people of all abilities through the healing power of horses.

Give us a call. 

We know, there's a lot of information here but once you've checked out our website, please reach out with questions, to schedule an evaluation, volunteer or make a charitable contribution.