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

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




When we began in 1999, we had just one therapist, one horse and a few adventurous kiddos. Today we are the largest, most comprehensive equine assisted therapy program of our kind in NE Wisconsin.

In honor of this incredible milestone, we are making one last ask of supporters to participate in our 20FOR20 Challenge by donating $20 in recognition of our 20 years of service to the community.

To donate, please select the Donate button on this page or send cash/check to Exceptional Equestrians at 1130 Orlando Drive, De Pere, WI 54115.

We would not be where we are today without our families, volunteers, community supporters and generous donors - THANK YOU!




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. ​​



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.


If you shop on Amazon, please consider doing it through their AmazonSmile program. Select Exceptional Equestrians as your non-profit of choice and we receive a donation of .5% of your total purchase minus rebates and shipping. It is easy & there is no additional cost to you.

Click here to learn how to designate EE as your AmazonSmile charity.

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.

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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.

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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.